Did you know lactation is older than the dinosaurs? Latch onto the mysteries of breastfeeding with help from lactation scientist Bridget McGann and Mamava co-founder Sascha Mayer in today's episode, which delves into the incredible components of breastmilk, the way that feeding itself influences a baby's development, the debate between breastfeeding versus formula feeding, and why workplace support for pumping can be the single thing that keeps a mother breastfeeding. Plus: why have we seen so many boobs in bikinis and so few boobs feeding babies?
Why do we keep early pregnancy a secret? How long have we been giving birth in hospitals? And why is childbirth so painful?
Today's guest is Tina Cassidy, author of the book “Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born.”