Breastsleeping: Cultural, Historical and Biological Perspectives on Normal Healthy Maternal – Infant Sleep
Speaker: Dr. James McKenna
Saturday, April 29, 2017
14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, WA 98028
Tickets will be $125 after 3/18
Professor James J. McKenna is recognized as the world’s leading authority on mother-infant cosleeping in relationship to breastfeeding and SIDS. In recognition of his work in 2009 he was admitted as a Fellow into the select body of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s most prestigious scientific society.
He received his undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1970, his Master’s Degree from San Diego State University in 1972, and his Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the University of Oregon, Eugene, in 1975.
Professor McKenna has published over 139 refereed scientific articles in diverse medical and anthropological journals on co-sleeping, breastfeeding, evolutionary medicine and SIDS, and both here and abroad. He also regularly gives lectures on over 20 specialized topics relating to cosleeping and breastfeeding especially to pediatric medical professionals and parents. Here in the United States he remains a primary spokesperson to the media on issues pertaining to infant-parental sleeping arrangements, nighttime breastfeeding and SIDS prevention.
He has also published two monographs on SIDS and infant sleep, and co-edited two books: Evolutionary Medicine (published by Oxford in 1999) and Evolutionary Medicine And Health: New Perspectives, also with Oxford University Press. His first trade book for parents was published in 2008 entitled: Sleeping With Your Baby: A Parents Guide To Co-sleeping, and was recently translated and made available in Spanish and Dutch, as well as other languages. http://cosleeping.nd.edu/
- A Brief History of Maternal-Infant Sleep in Western Industrialized Societies: Culture and Biology in Perspective
- Bio-Cultural Origins of Inconsolable Crying (Colic) and the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
- The Return of Breastsleeping, Humankinds’ Oldest and Most Successful Sleep and Feeding Arrangement (Part1) Biological Needs of Human Infants: How We Know, And How and Why Parents Meet Them
- The Return of Breastsleeping (Part 2): Long and Short Term Evidence Based Research In the Context of Promoting Safe Infant Sleep