In 2013, 77 percent of new mothers in the United States breastfed their children. That’s a six percent increase over the past decade. And yet, as a Dan Savage listener can tell you, men are often still very uncomfortable with their partners breastfeeding. It can be tough watching breasts go from an integral part of foreplay to an infant’s soup du jour, so Hector Cruz started Project Breastfeeding to tackle the issue head-on.
Cruz sat down with Alicia Menendez, Ericka Sóuter of “The Stir” and radio personality Felisha Monet to discuss male involvement in their partner’s lactation efforts and stigmas about public breastfeeding.
Credit: Cleo Stiller and Johanna Rojas