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Benefits of breastfeeding

From incubating human life to creating food to sustain a baby during its first year, a woman’s body is immensely powerful, says Dr. Paige Hall Smith (Public Health Education).

At the seventh Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposium, an international gathering of researchers, medical practitioners, policy makers and lay leaders aims to make it easier for women to be successful at nursing and seeks to advance the call to action in support of breastfeeding made by U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin.

The event, to be held March 29-30, 2012, in downtown Greensboro, is co-sponsored by UNCG’s Center for Women’s Health and Wellness and UNC Chapel Hill’s Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute.

Symposium topics involve a diverse set of issues surrounding breastfeeding.

A full conference schedule may be found here.

Full story at UNCG News.

By Lanita Withers Goins