Breastfeeding Myths & Facts

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: What are some of the myths surrounding breastfeeding?
Air Date: 8/14/15
Duration: 10
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Dia Michels, Author
Dia-MichelsDia Michels is an award-winning internationally published science and parenting writer. She has written, coauthored or edited over a dozen books. Her titles include Milk, Money & Madness: The Culture and Politics of Breastfeeding; Breastfeeding Facts for Fathers; If My Mom Were A Platypus Mammal Babies and their Mothers, and 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science. Dia is founder and president of two  independent presses in Washington, DC: Platypus Media, and Science, Naturally!

A popular speaker, she appears regularly healthcare, parenting and education conferences. She also teaches classes at children’s, natural history and science museums and leads professional development workshops for teachers. Dia lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and their three children.
  • Book Title: Breastfeeding Facts for Fathers
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/PlatypusMedia
  • Guest Twitter Account: @PlatypusMedia
Breastfeeding Myths & Facts
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), if all children were breastfed within an hour of birth, and given only breast milk for the first six months, and continued breastfeeding up until the age of two, up to 800,000 children's lives would be save annually. 

Dia Michels, author of Milk, Money & Madness: The Culture and Politics of Breastfeeding and Breastfeeding Facts for Fathers, joins Dr. Susanne to explain why she's such an advocate for breastfeeding, why "breast is best" for both babies and mothers, and myths that keep women from breastfeeding.