Nighttime Breastfeeding: An American Cultural Dilemma
Nighttime for many new parents in the United States is fraught with the intense challenges of learning to breastfeed and helping their babies sleep so they can get rest themselves. Through careful ethnographic study of the dilemmas raised by nighttime breastfeeding, and their examination in the context of anthropological, historical, and feminist studies, this volume unravels the cultural tensions that underlie these difficulties. As parents negotiate these dilemmas, they not only confront conflicting medical guidelines about breastfeeding and solitary infant sleep, but also larger questions about cultural and moral expectations for children and parents, and their relationship with one another.
Chapter 2 Struggles over Authoritative Knowledge and Choice in Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep in the United States
Chapter 3 Making Breastfeeding Parents in Childbirth Education Courses
Chapter 4 Dispatches from the Moral Minefield of Breastfeeding
Chapter 5 Breastfeeding as Mens Kin Work
Producing Children Kinship and Moral Imagination in the House
Nighttime Breastfeeding and Capitalist Temporal Regimes