Tag Archives: Breastfeeding

The Business of Baby by Jennifer Margulis

Synopsis: Subtitled, “What Doctors Don’t Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line.” Review: I was basically nodding my head and saying yes yes yes while reading The Business of Baby, which covers pregnancy, birth, and the newborn period and lays out…

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Thea Gallas Always Gets Her Man by Kristen Panzer

Synopsis: Aspiring lactation consultant Thea just wants to help moms and babies breastfeed, but her knack for observation gets her in over her head when a neighbor goes missing. Review: As an international board-certified lactation consultant and La Leche League Leader myself, I instantly fell for Thea. At last, a protagonist after my own heart.…

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Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams

Synopsis: A journalistic survey of the breast, covering evolutionary biology, immunology, culture, politics, and so much more. Review: I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a La Leche League Leader, so I’m very interested in all things mammary. I loved Breasts as I’d hoped I would. A lot of material was familiar to…

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The Politics of Breastfeeding by Gabrielle Palmer

Synopsis: Subtitled: When Breasts are Bad for Business. Review: The Politics of Breastfeeding is a history of the ways in which breastfeeding is challenged by societal constructs and business entities. For example, a large portion of the book outlines the ways in which formula manufacturers have spend (and continue to spend) billions of dollars to…

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