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The Politics of Breastfeeding: When Breasts are Bad for Business

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Gabrielle Palmer
2009 | paperback | 432pp | 216x135mm
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As revealing as "Freakonomics", shocking as "Fast Food Nation" and 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. It is the 3rd fully revised and updated edition.

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  • 5

    Posted by on 30th Aug 2018

    Still so relevant and informative

  • 5
    Only read if you don't mind getting angry!

    Posted by Laura on 12th Jun 2012

    This book was a real eye opener, and made me think, if things are this bad about baby milk, I'd hate to know more about oil. Seriously, if you like politics this is a fascinating read.