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Palmquist featured in NPR guide for breastfeeding 

Aunchalee Palmquist, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, offered insights into how new mothers approach breastfeeding. 

A National Public Radio report offering a breastfeeding guide for new mothers included insights from Aunchalee Palmquist, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology. 

The report, which reached a national audience through NPR's "Shots" health news blog and was featured on the websites of member stations around the country, highlighted four tips for mothers considering breastfeeding. In the report, Palmquist noted that mother's should create a support network for breastfeeding. 

"In the U.S., there's a tendency for mothers to feel really isolated and confused about what they're supposed to do after birth," Palmquist told reporter Michaeleen Doucleff. "Throughout evolutionary history, humans have relied so much on others to share the load of caring for our babies. It's one of the things that make us human."

Read the full report here

Earlier this year, Palmquist participated in a United Nations session of the Commission on the Status of Women and advocated for increased access to breastfeeding resources. ‚Äč

Owen Covington,
6/28/2017 10:35 AM