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Breastfeeding in the Animal Kingdom, and in Children’s Books

Join Marie as she talks with award-winning science and parenting writer Dia L. Michels about her newly-rereleased If My Mom Were a Platypus: Mammal Babies and Their Mothers, and the role of children’s books in supporting breastfeeding families. Learn about breastfeeding in nature and find out what we can learn about infant feeding from our fellow mammals. Are there differences between human breastfeeding and the lactation habits of other mammals? Do children’s books that portray lactation help normalize this for kids (and adults)? What are the benefits of such books for families? Tune in for a celebration of mothers, and their efforts to meet their babies’ most basic needs. For questions, e-mail anytime. Free download of this and other “Born to be Breastfed” podcasts are available on iTunes and Stitcher.

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