Milk, Money, and Madness: The Culture and Politics of Breastfeeding

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Bergin & Garvey, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
"I commend the authors of Milk, Money, and Madness for the considerable contribution they have made by voicing their opinions, contributing their knowledge, stimulating debate and challenging conventional wisdom." Dr. Richard Jolly, Acting Executive Director UNICEF Breastfeeding is a beautiful process. It involves the participation of both mother and child and cannot be duplicated by a glass bottle and rubber nipple. So why does the United States have the lowest breastfeeding rate in the industrialized world? In Milk, Money and Madness, Baumslag and Michels examine the issue of breastfeeding, clearly drawing a line between fact and fiction. Among the main points addressed are: o How U.S. taxpayers unwittingly support and encourage bottle-feeding by spending over $500 million each year to provide 37% of the infants in the U.S. with free formula. o How a product created to help sick children and foundlings was transformed into a powerful international industry with revenues of $22 million a day. o How an intimate and self-affirming life experience that is responsible for the survival of our species has been reduced to "just one feeding option." Milk, Money, and Madness provides parents and health professionals with the information they need to fully appreciate and advise about this critical life choice. By reviewing the history, culture, biology, and politics of breastfeeding, Milk, Money, and Madness gives the reader a more complete understanding of the uniqueness of breastfeeding.

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The latest book by pediatrics professor Baumslag and science writer Michels (A Woman's Guide to Yeast Infections, Pocket Bks., 1992) is not intended as a "how-to" manual but rather as an analysis of ... Read full review

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they need to update this shit regularly. most recent research that is. otherwise. covers a broad variety of topics. if with a somewhat fanatical tone. but hey. i get it. Read full review


Breastfeeding Customs around the World
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NAOMI BAUMSLAG, M.D., M.P.H., is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C., and president of the Women's International Public Health Network in Bethesda, MD. She has served as an advisor to USAID, UNICEF, WHO, the Georgia Department of Human Resources, PAHO, and the governments of many developing countries as well as the Health Council of the La Leche League International (LLLI) and the World Alliance of Breastfeeding Associations (WABA). The author of more than 100 articles and eight books, Dr. Baumslag lectures widely both nationally and internationally.

DIA L. MICHELS is a science writer whose articles and essays have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world. Her commitment to breastfeeding has come both from her research and from her experience nursing her own children over the past six years. This is the second book she has written with Dr. Baumslag. A Woman's Guide to Yeast Infections was published in 1992.

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