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Breastfeeding Uncovered: Who really decides how we feed our babies? / Amy Brown

Swansea University Author: Brown, Amy

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Across the world mothers are urged to breastfeed, but in Western society many find this a difficult task. Those who stop can feel demoralised and unsure as to why such a desired, encouraged and biologically normal behaviour can appear so challenging in reality. Breastfeeding Uncovered examines why t...

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Published: Pinter & Martin 2016
Online Access: http://www.pinterandmartin.com/breastfeeding-uncovered.html
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa30254
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Abstract: Across the world mothers are urged to breastfeed, but in Western society many find this a difficult task. Those who stop can feel demoralised and unsure as to why such a desired, encouraged and biologically normal behaviour can appear so challenging in reality. Breastfeeding Uncovered examines why this continues to happen, revealing how complex social and cultural messages work against new mothers, damaging the normal physiology of breastfeeding and making it seem unmanageable.Dr Brown removes the focus from the mother and instead urges society to rethink its attitude towards breastfeeding and mothering and instead to support, encourage and protect mothers to feed their babies. This book is for anyone who has ever struggled with breastfeeding, supported new mothers or just wondered what all the fuss is about. Most of all it is a must read for anyone who has ever thought a breastfeeding mother should cover up, or feed her baby elsewhere.
Keywords: Breastfeeding; Babies; Culture; Society; Infant feeding
College: College of Human and Health Sciences