Our "New Parent Reading Bundle" contains six entertaining and educational resources to help mom and dad understand how they can grow and keep a healthy baby. Addressing a variety of topics ranging from prenatal care to sleeping safely with your baby, these award-winning books will help prepare you for the unexpected while you're expecting. If My Mom Were a Platypus will connect you to a mother's journey in the mammalian world, while you wait to share Nurtured and Nuzzled with your precious newborn.
A perfect shower gift!
Book Set Includes:
Breastfeeding Facts for Fathers (Gift Edition)
Sleeping With Your Baby
Grow a Healthy Baby / Keep a Healthy Baby
Breastfeeding: Coping With a Crisis
If My Mom Were a Platypus
Nurtured and Nuzzled / Criados y Acariciados
James J. McKenna
Professor James J. McKenna, Ph.D. is the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce CSC Chair in Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. He also directs the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University. He has published extensively on infant sleep, breastfeeding, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and the evolution of human behavior with special emphasis on the differences between the behavior and physiology of solitary and co-sleeping-breastfeeding mother-baby pairs. His interests include how cultural factors influence infant and childcare practices, which in turn, affect maternal-infant health and well-being. The National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development fund his research. Currently, he is involved in a multi-site USA national prospective project examining first-time teen moms throughout their pregnancies and throughout the first three years of their infants' lives. His articles have appeared in refereed periodicals and academic journals around the world, and he is considered one of the leading authorities on scientific studies of infant-parent co-sleeping and breastfeeding, especially bed-sharing, having been the first to study the practice. He can be reached atJim@platypusmedia.com.