Unlatched

Author: Jennifer Grayson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062423401
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From an environmental journalist and mother of two young breast-fed children comes this searing, insightful look into the breastfeeding controversy and puts “common knowledge” about this most natural of processes to the test by breaking down the complex cultural, corporate, political, and technological factors that have transformed the way people think about breastfeeding and the human experience. Since the rise of infant formula in the early twentieth century, breastfeeding has gone from a basic biological function to a never-ending controversy and hot topic in the media: an Instagram photo of Blake Lively breastfeeding her daughter gained 367,000 likes and was posted across media sites from USA Today to Us Weekly. A photo of an Argentinian politician breastfeeding her 8-month-old during a session of Parliament quickly went viral, drawing a mix of support and criticism. Target’s breastfeeding policy, allowing women to nurse in any area of the store, was recently shared on Facebook to praise from mothers across America. Clearly, this is a topic that constantly makes headlines and sparks heated discussion throughout the world. Growing up, Jennifer Grayson thought nothing of the fact that her mother had not breastfed her. It wasn’t until she became a mother herself that she realized she had missed out on a natural, profound, and incredibly important experience, one that she became determined to give to her own children. Her curiosity about breastfeeding soon turned to passion, leading her to launch a worldwide search for knowledge and stories of breastfeeding. From biblical times to eighteenth century France, from modern-day Mongolia to inner-city Los Angeles, Grayson explores the personal stories of breastfeeding women throughout history around the world. Along the way, she takes readers behind the scenes at a lactation research laboratory, interviews controversial breastfeeding figures including Dr. William Sears, and shares her own personal experience of extended breastfeeding her preschool and toddler daughters. Unlatched is a thorough and fascinating study of one of the most contentious issues affecting society today.

Unlatched

Author: Jennifer Grayson
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780062423399
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Bottled Up

Author: Suzanne Barston
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520270231
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discusses the issue of breast feeding and whether it is fair to judge parenting on breast vs. bottle as opposed to making the right choice for a family.

The Big Letdown

Author: Kimberly Seals Allers
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250026962
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Author, journalist, and breastfeeding advocate Kimberly Seals Allers discusses the cultural, sociological, and economic forces that shape the breastfeeding culture and how it undermines women in the process.

Beyond Health Beyond Choice

Author: Paige Hall Smith
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813553164
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Current public health promotion of breastfeeding relies heavily on health messaging and individual behavior change. Women are told that “breast is best” but too little serious attention is given to addressing the many social, economic, and political factors that combine to limit women’s real choice to breastfeed beyond a few days or weeks. The result: women’s, infants’, and public health interests are undermined. Beyond Health, Beyond Choice examines how feminist perspectives can inform public health support for breastfeeding. Written by authors from diverse disciplines, perspectives, and countries, this collection of essays is arranged thematically and considers breastfeeding in relation to public health and health care; work and family; embodiment (specifically breastfeeding in public); economic and ethnic factors; guilt; violence; and commercialization. By examining women’s experiences and bringing feminist insights to bear on a public issue, the editors attempt to reframe the discussion to better inform public health approaches and political action. Doing so can help us recognize the value of breastfeeding for the public’s health and the important productive and reproductive contributions women make to the world.

Milk Money and Madness

Author: M. D. Baumslag
Publisher: Bergin & Garvey
ISBN: 9780313360602
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Breastfeeding vs. formula: could the choice we make put our children at risk?

Breastfeeding Uncovered

Author: Amy Brown
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781780662756
Format: PDF
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Breastfeeding Uncovered reveals the complex barriers that society places in the way of breastfeeding, and shows how we can increase breastfeeding rates if we support, encourage and enable new mothers.