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The Resource The bottle, the breast, and the state : the politics of infant feeding in the United States, Maureen Rand Oakley

The bottle, the breast, and the state : the politics of infant feeding in the United States, Maureen Rand Oakley

Label
The bottle, the breast, and the state : the politics of infant feeding in the United States
Title
The bottle, the breast, and the state
Title remainder
the politics of infant feeding in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Maureen Rand Oakley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, and drawing on a feminist ethic of care, this study explores the politics, policies, and individual experiences surrounding infant feeding.--From publisher description
  • "The Bottle, the Breast, and the State: The Politics of Infant Feeding in the United States explores the ways in which breastfeeding is both promoted and made difficult in the United States. It also examines how the use of formula is often shamed yet encouraged by many standard medical and government practices. Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, it explores the politics, policies, and individual experiences surrounding infant feeding. Oakley shows that a failure to separate the issue of breastfeeding rights and support, from problematic approaches to breastfeeding advocacy, in both academic scholarship and public discourse, has led to a deadlock that prevents groups from working together in support of breastfeeding without shaming. Drawing on a feminist ethic of care, Oakley develops a caring infant feeding advocacy. This approach values the caring work done by parents and recognizes the benefits of this work for society. It promotes policies supportive of parenting in general and breastfeeding in particular, in order to remove barriers that present a challenge to some women who wish to breastfeed. Caring infant feeding advocacy also works to promote the development of better alternatives for those who do not breastfeed."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rand Oakley, Maureen
Dewey number
649/.330973
Index
index present
LC call number
RJ216
LC item number
.R29 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 I-237
  • WS 125
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding
  • Breast Feeding
  • Bottle Feeding
  • Politics
  • Sociological Factors
  • United States
Label
The bottle, the breast, and the state : the politics of infant feeding in the United States, Maureen Rand Oakley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (137-142) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Infant feeding policy and practice in the United States -- Feminist perspectives on infant feeding -- Infant feeding on the ground: women's voices -- Explaining breastfeeding rates in the states -- Medical and public health approaches to breastfeeding advocacy -- Breasts, bottles, and maternal activism
Control code
ocn903675061
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 151 pages
Isbn
9780739191989
Lccn
2015007151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780739191989
  • (OCoLC)903675061
Label
The bottle, the breast, and the state : the politics of infant feeding in the United States, Maureen Rand Oakley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (137-142) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Infant feeding policy and practice in the United States -- Feminist perspectives on infant feeding -- Infant feeding on the ground: women's voices -- Explaining breastfeeding rates in the states -- Medical and public health approaches to breastfeeding advocacy -- Breasts, bottles, and maternal activism
Control code
ocn903675061
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 151 pages
Isbn
9780739191989
Lccn
2015007151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780739191989
  • (OCoLC)903675061

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