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By: Supermodel mum told to “put ’em away” – unless she’s showing them to straight grownup males, natch. | kelly hogaboom

Wed, 31 May 2017 17:19:00 +0000

[…] associations, is extremely threatening to many men and women. Images of breastfeeding and discussion of breastfeeding rights are roundly mocked by all quarters including, sadly, many prominent feminists (such as Erica […]

By: Liz Westwater, MSM, CLC joins Healthy Children Project faculty | Our Milky Way

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 20:25:57 +0000

[…] She worked her way through the ranks at the clinic: volunteer to clerk to counselor to educator. From here, she moved on to working as a WIC program director. At this time, her focus shifted from a women’s health perspective to maternal child health; especially after reading Gabrielle Palmer’s The Politics of Breastfeeding: When Breasts are Bad for Business.  Palmer’s book helped her to realize that breastfeeding is a feminist issue. […]

By: Liberal or Conservative? – flowermomma

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 14:22:52 +0000

[…] Interestingly enough, the “liberal feminists” supporting women’s equality in the work place are seemingly at odds with breastfeeding. After all, a traditional breastfeeding relationship requires mom to be available to her baby and is much easier when a woman is able to take extended time off from work.  Read more thoughts  about this here or here. […]

By: Breastfeeding as an Ecofeminist Issue | Talk Birth

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:32:13 +0000

[…] A. (2010). What does feminism have to do with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Medicine, Retrieved on March 1, […]

By: I #March4Nutrition to make #breastfeeding a right, not a privilege | Breastfeeding Medicine

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:08:55 +0000

[…] their full potential, we need to do more than simply say that women should choose breastfeeding. A choice that is not also a right is not really a choice — it’s a privilege. I #March4Nutrition because it is time to protect every woman’s right to breastfeed, for as […]

By: Reports on breastfeeding sibling study are vastly overstated | Breastfeeding Medicine

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 19:25:27 +0000

[…] Feminist scholars have articulating this point eloquently, arguing that breastfeeding is not a “ch…. If the conditions that allow breastfeeding make our children smarter and healthier, then we’d best stop fighting about how much breastfeeding matters and focus on fighting for the policies and programs that enable all families to optimize the health of their children. […]

By: chatte noire

Fri, 24 May 2013 06:15:44 +0000

Liz, you aren't getting feminism. Also, fyi... for some of us, the idea of being stuck at home is (literally) a death sentence. You're definitely not speaking for everyone.

By: It’s 2010, let’s STOP pitting feminism against breastfeeding! | Erin Ellis LM, CPM

Tue, 02 Apr 2013 00:42:03 +0000

[...] pieces exploring the social and personal dynamics among breastfeeding, feminism, and class: “What does feminism have to do with breastfeeding?” from the Breastfeeding Medicine [...]

By: Keeping formula marketing out of hospitals: A campaign for women « CitizenVox

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:15:11 +0000

[...] help us achieve our goals rather than to profit a multibillion-dollar industry. Breastfeeding is a feminist issue: it is shaped by the distribution of women’s access to social, cultural and economic [...]

By: rachel O'Leary

Sun, 08 Apr 2012 22:50:32 +0000

For more discussion on this topic, from a world-wide perspective, read Gabrielle Palmer's book The Politics of Breastfeeding, available from It's a rollicking read and meticulously referenced as well :)