Beyond Food, Beyond Health: Breastfeeding Is Good for the Whole Family!

with guest Dr. Keren Epstein-Gilboa

Air Date: February 13, 2017

You’ve heard it a million times: Your milk is the best source for your baby’s nutrition and protection against disease. But what else does it do? Specifically, how does breastfeeding affect human development–your baby, your relationship with your baby? and not just your baby in infancy, but your baby-turned-toddler, preschooler, child, and teen? How does breastfeeding affect us, in terms of our identity, our relationships with our children, and also with our partner? How can we make sure breastfeeding is “best” for everyone, and that the whole family reaps the rewards of this rich source of nutrition and so much more? Join Marie and special guest, Dr. Keren Epstein-Gilboa, nurse-psychotherapist and author of “Interaction and Relationships in Breastfeeding Families: Implications for Practice,” as they talk about breastfeeding, families, and the life-long benefits.

Guest Profile – Dr. Keren Epstein-Gilboa

Keren Epstein-Gilboa is a nurse psychotherapist with a long list of credentials behind her name (PhD, MEd, BSN, RN, FACCE, LCCE, IBCLC, RLC) and more than 25 years of working with new parents and families with young children. She has been a counselor, lactation consultant, childbirth educator and birth supporter, researcher, and preschool teacher. She has been on staff at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Keren is the author of articles in scientific journals and other publications on topics ranging from pregnancy and birth to breastfeeding and early parenting, as well as the new book, “Interaction and Relationships in Breastfeeding Families.”
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