Presenter: Peter Williams, BPA, CLC
Description: In this presentation, we will discuss men and breastfeeding and methods to engage their support for their breastfeeding partners. We will discuss how engaging men is made easier when we understand what motivates them as parents. Appealing to how men see themselves is at the core of what we’ve been doing at the Detroit Health Department. We spoke to fathers and we let what they told us inform what we do. There is, of course, no singular method for engaging men that works in all cases. For that reason, we will look at some things that have worked in several other jurisdictions around the region. As lactation professionals we should not fear innovation – new ideas help us to find those we’ve missed in the past.