Bottled up

Bottled up

How the Way We Feed Babies Has Come to Define Motherhood, and Why It Shouldn't

Book - 2012
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Part memoir, part popular science, and part social commentary, Bottled up examines breastfeeding politics through the lens of Barston's own experiences as well as those of the women she has met through her controversial blog, The fearless formula feeder. Incorporating expert opinions, medical literature, and popular media into a pithy, often wry narrative, Barston offers a corrective to our infatuation with the breast. Impassioned, well-reasoned, and thoroughly researched, Bottled up asks us to think with more nuance and compassion about whether breastfeeding should remain the holy grail of good parenthood" -- Book jacket.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2012
Description: x, 211 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780520270237
Branch Call Number: 649.33 Cob


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Feb 13, 2015

This is a great book for pregnant women, new mothers, lactation consultants and nurses. The book talks about how women are wrongly made to feel guilty/ashamed for having to, or choosing to, bottle feed. The book talks about the various reasons someone might choose the bottle and why this should not be held morally against them. A great read for anyone that has given their baby a bottle or anyone who works with women/babies and wants to gain a better understanding. The book is not anti-breastfeeding at all, rather it promotes that women should feel supported no matter which feeding method they choose. I wish she had gone a little more in depth in the chapter that talked about the research and sibling studies but overall an excellent and informative read that I would highly, highly recommend.

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