Nils Bergman to Appear on VoiceAmerica's "Born to Be Breastfed" with Marie Biancuzzo

Nils Bergman, international expert on kangaroo mother care and skin-to-skin contact, will be a guest on “Born to be Breastfed,” on VoiceAmerica’s Health & Wellness Channel.


Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/13/2015 -- Marie Biancuzzo, host of "Born to be Breastfed," announced today that Nils Bergman, internationally acclaimed expert on skin-to-skin care for preterm and full-term newborns, will be a guest on her show May 11, 2015. The show will air from 6 PM to 7 PM ET on the VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel, and it will be available as a free podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

"I am excited about every episode of 'Born to be Breastfed,'" explained Marie Biancuzzo, "but this is a special show because Nils Bergman is a world-renowned, celebrated expert on kangaroo mother care and the need for skin-to-skin care between newborns and mothers. Nils and I will discuss topics related to infant health and wellness, including the connection between sleep, feeding, and brain development, during the newborn period and beyond."

This episode of "Born to be Breastfed" is being sponsored by NurooBaby, makers of several products for breastfeeding families, including the Nuroo Pocket, a specially-constructed shirt that supports skin-to-skin contact in honor of International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day on May 15th.

Listeners are invited to tune in at 6 PM ET (3 PM PT) to the VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness channel. The show will also be available as a free podcast through iTunes and on Stitcher.

About Marie Biancuzzo
Marie Biancuzzo, RN, MS, IBCLC is an experienced breastfeeding professional who aims to cut through the misinformation, bust the myths, and help families figure out the facts. A clinical nurse specialist and international board certified lactation consultant, Marie draws on her experience working in community and teaching hospitals, counseling mothers, and teaching health care providers. From the mother's bedside to the university classroom to the international continuing education arena, Marie has honed her skills at clarifying the facts to empower the family. Author of two books and multiple articles, Marie is passionate about helping parents and providers to be good consumers of health care and scientific information. As the Education Director of Breastfeeding Outlook, Marie helps nurses and other breastfeeding educators learn what they need to know; through her private practice and this show, Marie helps families, too.

About Nils Bergman
Nils Bergman calls himself a Public Health Physician, and currently promotes and researches skin-to-skin contact on a fulltime basis. A popular speaker at international conferences, he is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a research affiliate of the South African Medical Research Council. He was born in Sweden and raised in Zimbabwe, where he later worked as a mission doctor. He received his medical degree (MB ChB) at the University of Cape Town, and later a Master's in Public Health at the University of the Western Cape. He has worked in rural South Africa, Zimbabwe and Sweden, and his last posting was Senior Medical Superintendent of Mowbray Maternity Hospital in Cape Town, overseeing 18000 births per year. He enjoys sharing the wildlife of Africa with his wife and three youngsters. Online, Nils is available at kangaroomothercare.com, skintoskincontact.com and ninobirth.org

To learn more about the popular radio program, visit the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel website: http://www.voiceamerica.com/Channel/248/voiceamerica-health-and-wellness

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