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FROM: Dr. Summer Arrigo-Nelson RE: Guest Lecture - Mother/Infant Behavior
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Scientific Studies of the Evolution of Mother-Infant Attachment:

Implications for the Health Wellness of Mothers and Babies in Urban Industrialized Settings

 

Dr. James McKenna
Director of the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame

May 9, 2013  at  7PM

Eberly Hall, Room 110

 

Dr. McKenna is the director of the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, where he is also the Edmund P. Joyce Chair in Anthropology.  He is a world-renowned expert on infant sleep — in particular the practice of bed sharing or “co-sleeping,” especially in relation to breast-feeding. McKenna is known for conducting the first physiological and behavioral studies of the differences between solitary and co-sleeping mother-infant pairs. 

 

The author of Sleeping With Baby: A Parent’s Guide to Co-sleeping, McKenna is a proponent of the practice who focuses his research specifically on the relationships between sleeping arrangements, feeding method and risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome.

 

Funding provided by the Offices of the Provost and the Dean of the Collect of Science and Technology