An Early Start for Learning: How Breastfeeding, Talking, and Touch In Infancy Support School Success with Dia Michels

December 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
1812 Verdugo Blvd
Glendale, CA 91208
(323) 210-8505
Dia will entertain and enlighten in this fun day of learning about parenting in the wild, child development, and cultural attitudes all
through the lenses of lactation.
In the wild, the day the child weans is the day he/she walks away. Childhood and lactation are one and the same. Everything the young
need to know to travel the path from helplessness to self sufficiency is learned while breastfeeding. By looking at mammal mothering, we learn about the role breastmilk plays in child development and gain an appreciation of early mother infant attachment.
Does breastfeeding play a unique role in promoting literacy? Can breastfeeding help reduce the Word Gap and diminish the
Achievement Gap? How can we help kids see breastfeeding as normal in a culture where they rarely see it because moms wean early, moms nurse in private spaces, and baby dolls for kids all come with bottles?
Can we increase breastfeeding rates down the road by helping young children understand that “Breast is Normal?” Can community members provide consistent messaging that promotes breastfeeding? Don’t miss out on this fun day to hear both the esoteric and substantial knowledge Dia has to share! Attendees will leave with new approaches to parenting and child development with a keen sense of how
special it is to be a mammal. Join us for this lively event that includes hands on activities, audience participation, quizzes (with prizes!),
and practical information to take back to your workplace.

  • California Department of Public Health

    New In-Hospital Breastfeeding Data.

    Read more here!

  • Healthcare

    The Regional Hospital Breastfeeding Consortium (RHBC) meetings to provide ongoing support and guidance for staff from participating hospitals. Learn more

  • LA Convention Center-Breastfeeding Friendly!

    Learn more here.

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