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Author : Jennifer Grayson
ISBN : 9780062423405
Genre : Family & Relationships
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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.
Category: Family & Relationships


Author : Jennifer Grayson
ISBN : 0062423398
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Bottled Up

Author : Suzanne Barston
ISBN : 9780520270237
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

The Big Letdown

Author : Kimberly Seals Allers
ISBN : 9781250026965
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Don T Kill Your Baby

Author : Jacqueline H. Wolf
ISBN : 0814208770
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Beyond Health Beyond Choice

Author : Paige Hall Smith
ISBN : 9780813553160
Genre : Medical
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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.
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Milk Money And Madness

Author : M. D. Baumslag
ISBN : 031336060X
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Breastfeeding vs. formula: could the choice we make put our children at risk?
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Breastfeeding Uncovered

Author : Amy Brown
ISBN : 1780662750
Genre : Health & Fitness
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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.
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Your Baby S Microbiome

Author : Toni Harman
ISBN : 9781603586962
Genre : Health & Fitness
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From the Directors of the Award-Winning Documentary Microbirth At least two amazing events happen during childbirth. There’s the obvious main event, which is the emergence of a new human into the world. But there’s another event taking place simultaneously, a crucial event that is not visible to the naked eye, an event that could determine the lifelong health of the baby. This is the seeding of the baby’s microbiome, the community of “good” bacteria that we carry with us throughout our lives. The seeding of the microbiome, along with breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact, kick-starts the baby’s immune system and helps protect the infant from disease across a lifetime. Researchers are discovering, however, that interventions such as the use of synthetic oxytocin, antibiotics, C-sections, and formula feeding interfere with, or bypass completely, the microbial transfer from mother to baby. These bacteria are vital for human health, and science has linked an imbalance in the human microbiome with multiple chronic diseases. Drawing on the extensive research they carried out for their documentary film Microbirth, authors Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford reveal a fascinating new view of birth and how microscopic happenings can have lifelong consequences, for ourselves, our children—and our species as a whole.
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