Mayim is best known for her roles as Blossom Russo on the ’90′s sitcom Blossom, as a young Bette Midler in Beaches, and currently as Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory. She received a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007.
But did you know that Mayim is also lactation educator and spokesperson for the Holistic Moms Network? Her new book, Beyond the Sling: A real-life guide to raising confident, loving children the attachment parenting way is out this week.
She talked with Tanya Lieberman about the intersection of her life as a scientist and as a mother, how breastfeeding figured into her parenting experience, why attachment parenting appeals to a broad spectrum of faiths, why her husband initially thought that elimination communication was a ridiculous idea, and how she straddles the worlds of Hollywood and parenting.