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May 02nd 2016:1,000 Days to Close the Gap

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life is full of incredible developmental potential. Every child is born with the capacity to learn. But within a few short years, an achievement gap can be seen. Are there steps we can take at the beginning of the child’s life to prevent this gap? Join Marie as she talks with Dia Michels about the first 1,000 days, and the importance of the word gap—the differential in the number of words children in different socioeconomic groups hear during this time, a chasm of over 30 million words a year. How are the word gap and the breastfeeding gap linked? Tune in to f

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Dia L. Michels

Dia is an award-winning internationally published science and parenting writer. She has written, coauthored or edited over a dozen books. Her titles include Nurtured and Nuzzled (new for 2015); Milk, Money & Madness: The Culture and Politics of Breastfeeding; Breastfeeding at a Glance: Facts, Figures and Trivia About Lactation; Breastfeeding Facts for Fathers; and the book we will be talking about today, If My Mom Were A Platypus Mammal Babies and their Mothers. Dia is founder and president of Platypus Media, an independent press in Washington, DC, dedicated to promoting breastfeeding, safe infant sleep and attachment parenting, A popular speaker, she appears regularly healthcare, parentin
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