Diane Wiessinger, known to lactation consultants across the English-speaking world for her lectures and writings on breastfeeding, will present What Would Mammals Do?, the first in a series of live, highly interactive online workshops presented by Conscious Woman.
Diane was an animal behaviorist before she became a renowned lactation consultant and La Leche League Leader. Because of this background, Diane was invited to prepare a talk on the breastfeeding and mothering lessons we can learn from other mammals. Intended to be a light, amusing talk about how other mammal babies find the nipple on their own, find solid food when they are ready, and wean without an organized plan, the subject matter took an unexpected and dark turn, all of its own accord. Diane began to discover:
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- What happens when other mammal mothers are deprived of their chosen place, time, and sensations of birth?
- What if the resulting birth is too hard… or too easy?
- To what extent might this information shed light on our own mothering experiences?
What Would Mammals Do? is a surprising journey with our mammalian counterparts through labor, birth, lactation, and beyond. Through the presentation of fascinating photographs and videos, you will be invited to discover for yourselves the implications our mammalian ancestry has for the way we give birth and begin the process of mothering in modern America.
This presentation is 90 minutes in length.
Certificate of Completion: $7.50 (completion of post-session questionnaire required).
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