In this episode, Paula and Nina explore the dicey choice moms have to make regarding how they feed their newborns and why you should care. First, author Emily Oster breaks down how data-based parenting looks in the real world, the mixed messages moms get about feeding their infants, and how we’re probably not failing our children regardless of what choice we make. Then blogger and formula feeding activist Suzanne Barston illustrates how sometimes the decision between breastfeeding or bottle feeding isn’t really a choice...and the judgement moms receive, nonetheless.
Emily Oster’s Crib Sheet
Producers: Katie Wilson + Caitlin Scholl
Editing + Sound Design: Ian Carlsen
Theme song: America! by Bill Callahan
Paula Norcott, Nina Emlen
Emily Oster, Suzanne Barston
Other Music: This Land is Your Land by Woodie Gurthrie,
S3E2: Got Milk?
recorded by Caitlin Scholl