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Breastfeeding and feminism: Reproductive health, rights and justice

Dr Miriam H Labbok, Dr Paige Hall Smith, and Ms Emily C Taylor

  1. Content type: Debate

    This paper identifies how the different ideologies of patriarchy, technology, capitalism, race and feminism shape how we see breastfeeding and the breastfeeding mother with child. Ultimately, while we can make...

    Authors: Barbara Katz Rothman

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2008 3:9

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  2. Content type: Research

    Infant feeding occurs in the context of continued gender inequities and in the context of a feminist movement that left women vulnerable to a system that defined the male body and mind as the norm. This paper ...

    Authors: Paige Hall Smith

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2008 3:12

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  3. Content type: Debate

    The mass media have the potential to be powerful friends or foes in promoting breastfeeding. The media could help by putting the issue of breastfeeding on policy agendas and by framing breastfeeding as healthy...

    Authors: Jane D Brown and Sheila Rose Peuchaud

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2008 3:15

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  4. Content type: Debate

    The American focus on the sexual purpose of breasts, rather than the physiological function of breasts, has serious public health consequences. Discomfort with breastfeeding in public lowers breastfeeding rate...

    Authors: Jacqueline H Wolf

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2008 3:11

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