Speakers

James Akre

Author and commentator James Akre focuses on the sociocultural dimension of the universal biological norm for nurturing and nourishing infants and young children, and on identifying pathways for ensuring that breastfeeding and breast milk feeding are routine once more everywhere. His international public health and development career spans five decades, including more than 30 years with agencies of the United Nations system (ILO, UNICEF, and WHO where he was the liaison officer (1990-2004) for LLLI), and seven years working in Turkey, Cameroon, and Haiti. He is a member of the editorial board and reviewer for the International Breastfeeding Journal, and he is a reviewer for Pediatrics and Maternal & Child Nutrition. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of LLL France and a past member (2004-2010) of the Board of Directors of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE).