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The politics of breastfeeding : when breasts are bad for business

Author: Gabrielle Palmer
Publisher: London : Pinter & Martin, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd updated and rev. edView all editions and formats
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In an updated edition, this powerful and provocative book proves that breastfeeding is much more than a matter of personal inclination. Women all over the world are still being tricked into feeding their babies artificially and this affects us all: our health, our environment and the global economy.
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Palmer, Gabrielle.
Politics of breastfeeding.
London : Pinter & Martin, 2009
(OCoLC)768335007
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabrielle Palmer
ISBN: 9781905177165 190517716X
OCLC Number: 421367643
Description: viii, 423 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Why breastfeeding is political --
The right to call ourselves mammals : the importance of biology --
How breastfeeding works--and how it was damaged --
Beauty, books and breasts --
A taste of infant feeding --
It's not just the milk that counts --
Your generous donations could do more harm than good --
HIV and breastfeeding --
Live, death and birth --
Population, fertility and sex --
From the stone age to steam engines : a gallop through history --
Other women's babies : wet nursing --
The industrial revolution in Britain : the era of progress? --
Markets are not created by God --
The lure of the global market --
What is the code? --
Power struggles --
Dying for the code --
Documents and declarations --
Work, economics and the value of mothering --
Ecology, waste and greed --
Appendix 1 : The global strategy summary --
Appendix 2 : The Innocenti Declaration 2005 --
Appendix 3 : The ten steps --
Appendix 4 : Section for the Convention on the Rights of the Child --
Appendix 5 : Millennium development goals --
Appendix 6 : Mishaps, recalls and contaminants --
Appendix 7 : Infant feeding definitions --
Appendix 8 : CEDAW (The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women).
Responsibility: Gabrielle Palmer.

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Every 30 seconds a baby dies from infections due to a lack of breastfeeding and the use of bottles, artificial milks and other risky products. This book exposes infant feeding as one of the most  Read more...

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