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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Hery Firdaus, Indonesian Male Breastfeeding Counsellor

By Nabila Hanim, BMSG Staff

 

It is easy to assume that breastfeeding advocacy is a female domain but when BMSG met Hery Firdaus, an Indonesian male breastfeeding counsellor and advocate, at the recent Regional Breastfeeding Conference at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, we were blown away. Hery, 37, a father of two, shares with us, in an exclusive interview, of how he is no different from other breastfeeding advocates. The work that he does in rallying husbands in the Indonesian community to be more proactive in supporting their breastfeeding wives is just part of his vision as a counsellor, just like many others who work with mothers and their families to provide accurate breastfeeding support.

Read on to find out more about what Hery does in raising awareness and inculcating breastfeeding education in the local community and especially on efforts to encourage husbands to become a big source of help for their wives in breastfeeding.

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