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The Politics of Breastfeeding: When Breasts…
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The Politics of Breastfeeding: When Breasts are Bad for Business

by Gabrielle Palmer

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The author was preaching to the converted when I read this book, but the great thing about reading it is that it provides buckets of information to use to help convert the ambivalent. I'm not intending to preach, but a bit of gentle guiding has something to be said for it. ( )
  cjwatt | Nov 27, 2015 |
This powerful and provocative book shows that breastfeeding is much more than a matter of personal incliation. Women all over the world are still being tricked into feeding their babies artificialy and this affects us all: our health, our enviroment and the global economy. ( )
1 vote LLLSouthCentralMiami | Apr 27, 2010 |
Fully explores the political, economic, and social implications of bottle feeding versus breastfeeding
  LLLOFCOLUMBIA | Jun 3, 2007 |
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As revealing as Freakonomics, shocking as Fast Food Nationand thought provoking as No Logo, The Politics of Breastfeeding exposes infant feeding as one of the most important public health issues of our time. Every thirty seconds a baby dies from infections due to a lack of breastfeeding and the use of bottles, artificial milks and other risky products. In her powerful book Gabrielle Palmer describes how big business uses subtle techniques to pressure parents to use alternatives to breastmilk. The infant feeding product companies' thirst for profit systematically undermines mothers' confidence in their ability to breastfeed their babies. An essential and inspirational eye-opener, The Politics of Breastfeeding challenges our complacency about how we feed our children and radically reappraises a subject which concerns not only mothers, but everyone: man or woman, parent or childless, old or young.… (more)

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