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Feminism, Breasts and Breast-Feeding - P. Carter

Feminism, Breasts and Breast-Feeding

By: P. Carter


Published: 27th October 1995
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This volume uses a feminist approach to examine the vast amount of material on breast-feeding. Baby milk manufacture is usually seen as the sole cause of the decline in breast-feeding. Using interviews with women, the author looks at other dimensions: the sexualization of breasts; the conditions under which the infant feeding takes place and professional interventions into mothering. Policy documents and popular breast-feeding books are shown to be preoccupied with getting women to do what they deem natural rather than with women's real needs.

Acknowledgements - The Great Breast-Feeding Question - A Tidal Wave of Good Advice - Infant Feeding in Women's Lives - Public Space and Private Bodies - Breast-feeding, Sex and Bodies - 'She said the baby belonged to the state': Health Professionals and Mothering - Control and Resistance in Infant Feeding Regimes - Feminism and Infant Feeding: Theory and Policy - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333623107
ISBN-10: 033362310X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 27th October 1995
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1