The Politics of Breastfeeding : When Breasts are Bad for Business, Paperback

The Politics of Breastfeeding : When Breasts are Bad for Business Paperback

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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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages, 36
  • Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Pregnancy, birth & baby care
  • ISBN: 9781905177165



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This book is incredibly well referenced. Every comment and quote is annotated, making it a fabulous resource for anyone interested in, well, the politics of breast feeding.<br/><br/>There is some seriously eye- opening stuff within the book. It beggars belief how blatant formula companies are, how bad the formula is for society, and how the have been allowed to grow into multinational companies that control the way woman interact with their offspring. <br/><br/>Excellent resource.