At St. Andrew AME, the Robinsons have a ministry called “The Right Start” — a new program that trains “Milk Missionaries” to guide new and expectant mothers, to help them reach their breast-feeding goals.
Such public health matters are often thought of as government responsibilities. Does the faith community also have a responsibility when it comes to public health in general, and breastfeeding in particular?
Yes, the faith community absolutely has a role. I would even say a CALLING. On this specific issue, I wholeheartedly want to back our Brother Kenneth Robinson, and his wife, Dr. Marilyn Robinson, who are such exemplary servants of God in both private and public arenas. Personally, our family would testify to the benefit of breast-feeding. Furthermore, I believe we males should listen closely to female clergy and other women for their leadership on this and other women’s health concerns.