Bottled Up: A Candid Conversation about Breastfeeding with Author Suzanne Barston
There is compelling evidence of the benefits associated with breastfeeding, from nutritional value to enhanced immunity to plain old convenience. But, for a variety of reasons, not all moms can or will breastfeed. And even those who do may stop short of the 12 months recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and other health groups. So does that mean their children’s development will be compromised? Does it mean these mothers are not “mom enough”? Journalist and mom Suzanne Barston dared to ask those questions and more in her thoughtful book, Bottled Up: How the Way we Feed Babies Has Come to Define Motherhood and Why It Shouldn’t. Tune into this interesting and thought-provoking discussion!
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