The Return Of Breastsleeping: Humankind's Oldest and Most Successful Sleep and Feeding Arrangement

Part 1, why we need the concept of breastsleeping, and

Part 2, the biological and evidence of maternal-infant and paternal biology supporting and further justifying the breastsleeping concept.

When: Saturday, March 30th 2-5pm
Where: USF College of Public Health Auditorium, 13201 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Tampa FL 33612
*We are applying for LCERPs for lactation professionals*

$15 TBBN members, students

$20 general public

About our speaker:
James McKenna (B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of Oregon) Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Professor of Anthropology

McKenna pioneered the first behavioral and electro-physiological studies documenting differences between mothers and infants sleeping together and apart and has become known worldwide for his work in promoting studies of breast feeding and mother-infant cosleeping. A biological anthropologist, and Director of the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory McKenna began his career studying the social behavior and development of monkeys and apes with an emphasis on parenting behavior and ecology. He has published over 150 articles and six books including a popular parenting book Sleeping With Your baby: A Parents Guide To Co-sleeping. He has coedited Ancestral Landscapes In Human Evolution, Evolutionary Medicine, and a more recent co-edited volume Evolution and Health: New Perspectives (Oxford University Press. He won the prestigious Shannon Award (with Dr. Sarah Mosko) from the National Institutes of Child Health and Development for his SIDS research and is the nation's foremost authority and spokesperson to the national press on issues pertaining to infant and childhood sleep problems, sleep development, and breastfeeding. Most recently he has published a new paper with Lee Gettler proposing a new concept, breastsleeping to promote the idea that breastfeeding,-bedsharing, infants are acceptably safe compared with bottle feeding or formula feeding infants, and is part of the same inextricable adaptive system that makes studying normal healthy infant sleep, maternal sleep, or normal breastfeeding patterns separate from each other inaccurate and/or invalid.

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January 25, 2019

Seminole Heights Public Library Room 105

Time: 11:30 - 1 PM



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