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The Resource Lactivism : how feminists and fundamentalists, hippies and yuppies, and physicians and politicians made breastfeeding big business and bad policy, Courtney Jung

Lactivism : how feminists and fundamentalists, hippies and yuppies, and physicians and politicians made breastfeeding big business and bad policy, Courtney Jung

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Lactivism : how feminists and fundamentalists, hippies and yuppies, and physicians and politicians made breastfeeding big business and bad policy
Title
Lactivism
Title remainder
how feminists and fundamentalists, hippies and yuppies, and physicians and politicians made breastfeeding big business and bad policy
Statement of responsibility
Courtney Jung
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Breastfeeding has become a moral imperative in 21st century America. Once upon a time, this moral imperative made sense. Breastfeeding was believed to bring multiple health benefits, including increased resistance to many chronic and even fatal diseases, protection against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), improved intelligence, and countless immunities. The irony now, however, is that breastfeeding continues to gain moral force just as scientists are showing that its benefits have been greatly exaggerated. In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention declared the failure to breastfeed "a public health issue," thus placing bottle-feeding on par with smoking, obesity, and unsafe sex. Recently, politicians too have launched highly visible breastfeeding initiatives, such as former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's well-publicized Latch On campaign. And, meanwhile, women who don't breastfeed their babies have found themselves with a lot of explaining to do. Physicians, public health officials, and other mothers are pressuring them to breastfeed even though the best science shows that the advantages of doing so are minimal at best. What is going on? In Lactivism, Courtney Jung offers the most deeply researched and far-reaching critique of the breastfeeding imperative to date. Drawing on a wide range of evidence, from rigorously peer-reviewed scientific research to interviews with physicians, politicians, business interests, activists, social workers, and mothers from across the social and political spectrum, Jung presents an eye-opening account of how a practice that began as an alternative to Big Business has become Big Business itself"--
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1965-
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Jung, Courtney
Dewey number
305.40973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1181.U5
LC item number
J86 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Women's studies
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infants
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Breastfeeding
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infants
  • Women's studies
  • United States
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Lactivism : how feminists and fundamentalists, hippies and yuppies, and physicians and politicians made breastfeeding big business and bad policy, Courtney Jung
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-252) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
907089651
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780465039692
Lccn
2015011122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)907089651
Label
Lactivism : how feminists and fundamentalists, hippies and yuppies, and physicians and politicians made breastfeeding big business and bad policy, Courtney Jung
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
907089651
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780465039692
Lccn
2015011122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907089651

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