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Breastfeeding Uncovered: Who Really Decides How We Feed Our Babies?

Autor Amy Brown
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 7 noi 2016
Breastfeeding Uncovered reveals the complex barriers that society places in the way of breastfeeding, and shows how we can increase breastfeeding rates if we support, encourage and enable new mothers.
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ISBN-13: 9781780662756
ISBN-10: 1780662750
Pagini: 304
Dimensiuni: 135 x 216 x 33 mm
Greutate: 0.46 kg
Editura: Pinter & Martin Ltd

Descriere

Across the world mothers are urged to breastfeed, but in Western society many find this a difficult task. Those who stop can feel demoralized and unsure as to why such a desired, encouraged and biologically normal behavior can appear so challenging in reality. Breastfeeding Uncovered examines why this continues to happen, revealing how complex social and cultural messages work against new mothers, damaging the normal physiology of breastfeeding and making it seem unmanageable. Dr Brown removes the focus from the mother and instead urges society to rethink its attitude towards breastfeeding and mothering and instead to support, encourage and protect mothers to feed their babies. This book is for anyone who has ever struggled with breastfeeding, supported new mothers or just wondered what all the fuss is about. Most of all it is a must read for anyone who has ever thought a breastfeeding mother should cover up, or feed her baby elsewhere.


Notă biografică

Professor Amy Brown is Director of 'LIFT' - the centre for Lactation, Infant Feeding and Translation at Swansea University, UK. With a background in psychology, she first became interested in the many barriers women face when breastfeeding after having her first baby. Three babies and a PhD later she has spent the last fifteen years exploring psychological, cultural and societal barriers to breastfeeding, with an emphasis on understanding how we can shift our perception of breastfeeding from an individual mothering issue, to a wider public health problem.