The Politics of Breastfeeding

The Politics of Breastfeeding

Author: Gabrielle Palmer

Publisher: Pinter & Martin Publishers

ISBN: 9781905177165

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 423

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Now fully updated, this text explores the political, economic, and social implications of bottle feeding versus breastfeeding in today's society.

Why the Politics of Breastfeeding Matter

Why the Politics of Breastfeeding Matter

Author: Susan Last

Publisher: Pinter & Martin

ISBN: 1780665253

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 586

This book is a short introduction to Gabrielle Palmer's The Politics of Breastfeeding, first published in 1988, which exposed infant feeding as one of the most important global public health issues of our time.

The Politics of Breastfeeding

The Politics of Breastfeeding

Author: Gabrielle Palmer

Publisher: Pandora Press

ISBN: UOM:39015005579233

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 309

View: 686

Pandora Issues in Women's Health is a series of investigative books written by women about all aspects of our bodies and health. Each book takes into account women's lives in different countries and cultures and challenges conventional assumptions about health issues which affect us all.

The Politics of Breastfeeding 2009

The Politics of Breastfeeding 2009

Author: Gabrielle Palmer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0863584365

Category: Breastfeeding

Page: 320

View: 404

This work shows that breastfeeding is much more than a matter of personal inclination. Women all over the world are still being tricked into feeding their babies artificially, and this affects everyone - people's health, the environment and the global economy.

Ethics and Politics of Breastfeeding

Ethics and Politics of Breastfeeding

Author: Robyn Lee

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487503710

Category: Breastfeeding

Page: 245

View: 678

Responding to the most widely read breastfeeding manual, La Leche League's The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, Robyn Lee's The Ethics and Politics of Breastfeeding explores breastfeeding as an art that must be developed through skillful application of effort and distinguished from a merely natural or physiological process. The Ethics and Politics of Breastfeeding challenges the dominant understanding of breastfeeding and cultivates an alternative conception as an ethical, embodied practice of the self. Drawing on the work of Michel Foucault, Emmanuel Levinas, and Luce Irigaray, Lee develops a new understanding of breastfeeding as an "art of living," where the practice is reconsidered in the light of ongoing social inequalities.

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Author: Dana Sullivan

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781558326149

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 567

A collection of women's thoughts about the pleasures, pains, and politics of breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

Author: Patricia Stuart-Macadam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351530736

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 430

View: 304

Breastfeeding is a biocultural phenomenon: not only is it a biological process, but it is also a culturally determined behavior. As such, it has important implications for understanding the past, present, and future condition of our species. In general, scholars have emphasized either the biological or the cultural aspects of breastfeeding, but not both. As biological anthropologists the editors of this volume feel that an evolutionary approach combining both aspects is essential. One of the goals of their book is to incorporate data from diverse fields to present a more holistic view of breastfeeding, through the inclusion of research from a number of different disciplines, including biological and social/cultural anthropology, nutrition, and medicine. The resulting book, presenting the complexity of the issues surrounding very basic decisions about infant nutrition, will fill a void in the existing literature on breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding and HIV/AIDS

Breastfeeding and HIV/AIDS

Author: Edith White

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786406941

Category: Medical

Page: 218

View: 840

The spread of the AIDS virus has introduced a new element into the formula-versus-breastfeeding controversy. Mothers, particularly those in developing nations, have been urged to breastfeed in order to better nourish their infants and protect them from disease or contaminants in the water used to prepare formula. Now, however, mothers and healthcare workers must consider the danger of transmitting AIDS via breastfeeding. When HIV-infected women nurse their children, they significantly increase the risk of transmitting the virus. The issue is further complicated in countries where the alternatives are not very promising and in cultures that stigmatize women for even undergoing AIDS testing. This informative analysis includes the development of research into HIV and breastfeeding, the medical and political questions surrounding the controversy, and options and solutions for women to consider in feeding their infants. Fully indexed, this book is an important contribution to the social and medical studies of one of the most tragic facets of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Social experiences of breastfeeding

Social experiences of breastfeeding

Author: Sally Dowling

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447338512

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

View: 845

This book brings together international academics, policy makers and practitioners to build bridges between the real-world and scholarship on breastfeeding. It asks the question: How can the latest social science research into breastfeeding be used to improve support at both policy and practice level, in order to help women breastfeed and to breastfeed for longer? The edited collection includes discussion about the social and cultural contexts of breastfeeding and looks at how policy and practice can apply this to women’s experiences. This will be essential reading for academics, policy makers and practitioners in public health, midwifery, child health, sociology, women's studies, psychology, human geography and anthropology, who want to make a real change for mothers.