Ever wonder how on earth a whale baby nurses underwater? How common is it for mammals to nurse other mothers' babies? Do other mammals have insufficient milk? How common is it for other mammals to refuse to nurse their babies?
I'm so happy to have had a chance to ask these questions and many more in an interview with Dia Michels, founder and president of Platypus Media. Dia is author of If My Mom were a Platypus, a children's book about mammal mothers and their babies, as well as a other books on breastfeeding.
Dia has also agreed to give away four copies of If My Mom were a Platypus. To enter to win a copy, leave a comment below by February 16, 2009. If you have a mammal nursing story or question to share (this is not necessary to enter), please leave it! Remember to enter a "real" email address. U.S. addresses only, please. Winners will be chosen using random.org, and announced in the comments section.