Feminism, Breastfeeding, and Society

Citation data:

Vol: 1, Issue: 1

Publication Year:
2013
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Repository URL:
https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/awe/vol1/iss1/8; https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1007&context=awe
Author(s):
Bracken-Hull, Jen
Tags:
breastfeeding; feminists; lactivists; feminism; Gender and Sexuality; Women's Studies
article description
A dichotomy exists among feminists regarding the views and contributions of breastfeeding. Across several waves of feminism women have argued for and against breastfeeding. Until recently, breastfeeding (regarding the bearing and nurturing of children) was seen as a responsibility that prevented women from participating in public circles. This article delineates the general contributions made by women who breastfeed including biological, social, emotional, and personal factors. Changes and accommodations are required for women who choose to breastfeed to not be disadvantaged.