The Best Fathers in the World


THE BEST FATHERS IN THE WORLD: The BaAka pygmies of the Congo and Central African Republic have been coined the best fathers in the world.  As I’ve mentioned before in my breastfeeding series, they are known for offering their nipple to suckle when mothers are away hunting and gathering.

Unlike most societies of the world, they do not distinguish between most tasks, such as hunting, gathering nuts and fruit, gathering honey, and fishing.  Pygmy fathers also tend to share caretaking equitably with the BaAka women, and spend almost 50% of their time with their children.


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