The Politics of Breastfeeding: When Breasts are Bad for Business

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Pinter & Martin, 2009 - Business & Economics - 423 pages
22 Reviews
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.

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

User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

Forewarned: the writing was definitely dull and slow to get through at times. That said, the information printed in this book astounded me. The formula companies shameless marking and violation of WHO ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Ashlee Stirling - Goodreads

Absolute rubbish. The great points that are made and interesting facts in this book are quickly overshadowed by nonsensical rot about conspiracy theories. As someone studying to be a lactation ... Read full review

Contents

the importance of biology
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acknowledgments
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the ten steps
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Copyright

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