Supporting Breastfeeding Involves the Whole Family

with Guest V. Kuroji Patrick LISTEN NOW

Air Date: August 18, 2014

What sort of breastfeeding support do today’s families need? How can we engage the whole family in breastfeeding support? What role can fathers have in caring for their family when the infant is breastfed, and how can we support them in embracing this role? How can health care providers make a difference? Join Marie and special guest V. Kuroji Patrick, illustrator of “This Milk Tastes Good!” (written by Chenniah Patrick) and breastfeeding advocate, for a discussion of paternal involvement, and breastfeeding support and promotion in all communities. How can fathers’ involvement help to overcome breastfeeding challenges many families face? Questions? Call 866-472-5792 during the show or e-mail radio@breastfeedingoutlook.com

Guest Profile – V. Kuroji Patrick

V. Kuroji Patrick is an artist who focuses on illustration and photography. He is the co-publisher of two children’s books: a breastfeeding nursery rhyme “This Milk Tastes Good!” (written by wife Chenniah Patrick) and “I Won’t Eat That!” about an extremely picky eater. Kuroji is also the father of five and a community activist whose educational efforts reach everyone from expectant teenage parents to healthcare providers. Mr. Patrick is working the Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association, Breastfeeding Mothers Unite and W. K. Kellogg Foundation to develop short videos about involving fathers more in the breastfeeding process, an extension of his outreach efforts to support and promote breastfeeding in all communities. In 2013, Mr. Patrick received the Liberated Muse ‘heART’ Award and inducted into the Medela Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence as a Community Breastfeeding Advocate.
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