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Author Grayson, Jennifer, author.

Title Unlatched : the evolution of breastfeeding and the making of a controversy / Jennifer Grayson.

Publication Info. New York : Harper, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  649.33 GRAYSON    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  649 GRA    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  649.33 GRAYSON    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  649.33 G784U    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Children's Department  PARENTS SHELF J 649.33 GRAYSON    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 324 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-324).
Contents Formula-fed me -- What would Baby Jesus drink? -- Milk mysteries and maternal duty -- Industrial age vs. the breast -- Doctor knows best -- Extraordinary attachment -- Latch off, latch on -- Breasts are for men -- Big Brother and the breast -- "We complete, not compete" -- The human experiment -- The weaning.
Summary "Since the rise of artificial formula, we have turned a biological process into a never-ending controversy: A mother breastfeeding her three-year-old son on the cover of Time magazine sets off a firestorm. Facebook takes down photos of women nursing, citing the content as "offensive." The pope weighs in, urging mothers to nurse their children in church or elsewhere "without thinking twice." So how did we get here? What are the consequences of surrendering eons of human evolution for a mode of feeding so alien? Growing up, journalist Jennifer Grayson thought nothing of the fact that she was bottle-fed. But when she became a mother, Grayson considered the impact of missing out on this profound connection. Her book is a worldwide search for answers about the first, most fundamental experience of newborn life. From biblical times to eighteenth-century France, from modern-day Mongolia to inner-city Los Angeles--Unlatched uncovers astonishing cultural, corporate, political, and technological factors at the heart of our contemporary breastfeeding disconnection,"
Subject Breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding -- Social aspects.
Bottle feeding.
Infant formula industry -- Moral and ethical aspects.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Infants & Tod.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social.
Added Title Unlatched
ISBN 9780062423399 (paperback)
0062423398 (paperback)
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