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By Karen M. Kedrowski

ISBN-10: 0275991369

ISBN-13: 9780275991364

ISBN-10: 0313082529

ISBN-13: 9780313082528

Breastfeeding Rights within the usa indicates that the perfect to breastfeed during this nation exists merely in a unfavorable feel: you are able to do it except a person takes you to courtroom. Kedrowski and Lipscomb catalog and study all of the legislation, regulations, judicial critiques, cultural mores, and public attitudes that undergo on breastfeeding in the USA. They then discover the vintage double bind: social norms promulgated via the clinical and public healthiness institution say breast is healthier; yet social practices within the place of work and in public areas make breastfeeding tough. annoying the double bind is the prominence of the breast in American tradition as a sexual item. The double bind creates coercively dependent offerings which are incompatible with the significant workout of rights.The authors finish that the answer to this challenge calls for new concept and new method. They posit a brand new democratic, feminist idea of the breastfeeding correct that's predicated at the following differences: DT it's not a correct to breastfeed, yet a correct to decide on to breastfeed. DT it's a woman's correct to settle on, no longer a baby's correct to be breastfeed. DT it's a correct, now not an obligation. The authors are expecting that framing the breastfeeding correct during this approach presents the foundation for a brand new strategic coalition among breastfeeding advocates and liberal feminists, who've traditionally been cautious of 1 another's rhetoric. Breastfeeding Rights within the usa represents an incredible boost towards coverage switch.

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Breastfeeding Rights within the usa exhibits that the precise to breastfeed during this nation exists in basic terms in a destructive experience: you are able to do it except somebody takes you to courtroom. Kedrowski and Lipscomb catalog and examine all of the legislation, regulations, judicial evaluations, cultural mores, and public attitudes that undergo on breastfeeding in the US.

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When women return to work remains the best predictor of how long a woman will breastfeed. This statistical insight reminds us that even though, where everything is equal, breastfeeding is clearly the optimal infant feeding method, other realities and choices can limit the feasibility of breastfeeding for extended periods of time. Against the back drop of this complex terrain, we now turn to a more focused consideration of the how the public understands breastfeeding. 3 Breastfeeding in the Public Eye: Public Opinion and Media Coverage C onsider the following anecdotes, all taken from news coverage of women’s experiences with breastfeeding: • A manager of a Burger King restaurant in Utah asked Kate Geary to cover herself or move to the restroom when another customer complained that she was publicly breastfeeding.

This enthusiasm for breastfeeding as the optimal form of infant feeding is echoed by the position of the American Medical 32 Breastfeeding Rights in the United States Association. 69 Environmental pollutants contaminate mothers’ breast milk, which can be passed along to their children, and to the degree that poorer women and, by extension, women of color are more likely to suffer the effects of environmental degradation, this degradation accentuates the race and class dimensions of breastfeeding politics.

This enthusiasm for breastfeeding as the optimal form of infant feeding is echoed by the position of the American Medical 32 Breastfeeding Rights in the United States Association. 69 Environmental pollutants contaminate mothers’ breast milk, which can be passed along to their children, and to the degree that poorer women and, by extension, women of color are more likely to suffer the effects of environmental degradation, this degradation accentuates the race and class dimensions of breastfeeding politics.

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