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New for 2014! Infant Cues: A Feeding Guide

Platypus Media is an independent publisher dedicated to creating and distributing materials about family life. We want to be the premier source of products that have a broad appeal to families from different cultures and backgrounds. We believe in the importance of family closeness to the full and healthy development of children. Our goal is to bring products to the market that parents love, children enjoy, teachers appreciate, and parenting professionals value.




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What's New?

-Did you miss the Born to Be Breastfed interview in May? Check it out here! Radio host Maria Bizcuzzo interviews Dia Michels, author of If My Mom Were a Platypus: Mammal Babies and Their Mothers. On the show, they talk about the book, mammals, and breastfeeding in both the animal and human worlds.

-Infant Cues has been revised and updated for 2014!

- If My Mom Were A Platypus is being re-released April 2014! Check out the press release here!

-The NICU Come Home Soon...! coloring books have received the Preemie Genius Award from Preemie World!

-Available now in the US: A Guide to Baby Massage and Bathing Your New Baby!

-As a small business, Platypus Media has been awarded 2013 Best Business in DC!

-2013 Top Choice Award goes to...Sleeping with Your Baby!

-Sleeping with Your Baby is coming soon in French!

-If My Mom were a Platypus won 2013 Book of the Year by Creative Child Magazine!

-Are you looking for ways to welcome families into the world of the NICU? Then look at our NICU Letter and Grant Proposal

- Sleeping with your Baby now available in Russian!

- New! Customize the Increasing Breastfeeding Success PowerPoint Presentations
Adapt it to meet your needs!
Ask us for the password to create the perfect PowerPoint presentations for your institution

- Why should you use Increasing Breastfeeding Success?

  • The 2-disk set includes 10 Power Point presentations that can be used together or individually with detailed notes, presentation handouts and outlines and more!
  • No other product can make you a breastfeeding expert so quickly! It provides everything you need to give comprehensive presentations that you and your staff increase breastfeeding success.
  • Topics include 'How to Increases Breastfeeding Success: What the Research Shows', 'Breast Pain in Lactation' and 'Breastfeeding the Late Pre-term and "Supposedly Term" Infant'.

    - Site Licenses for Increasing Breastfeeding Success Now Available!
    Use these PowerPoints throughout your institution for physician and staff breastfeeding education.
    Contact us to discuss your institution’s plans to increase breastfeeding training

    - If My Mom Were a Platypus is in Dutch!

    - The New Parent Reading Bundle!

    - Our Corporate Social Responsibility


    Platypus Media is pleased to distribute Science, Naturally! titles!


    FREE Educational App Helps Kids Enjoy Math!
    Education and entertainment come together in this new fun, FREE app (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) that challenges middle school kids to test their math skills. 101 Math has just been released by the App Store. The math problems are excerpted from the award-winning book, 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math, written by a brainiac team consisting of an engineer, an actuary and an educator. The app contains 24 math questions, is easy to navigate and has great graphics and sound. Answers are provided at the end of each section with detailed explanations for the correct answers. This app is geared towards kids ages 11 to 15, yet it is fun—and challenging—for the whole family.

    For more information, please read our Parenting Publications of American article.

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