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Militant lactivism? [electronic resource] : attachment parenting and intensive motherhood in the UK and France / Charlotte Faircloth.

Author/Creator:
Faircloth, Charlotte.
Publication:
New York : Berghahn Books, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (278 p.)
Series:
Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality
Fertility, reproduction, and sexuality ; v. 24
Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality ; v.24
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Subjects:
Breastfeeding -- England.
Breastfeeding -- France.
Infants -- Nutrition -- England.
Infants -- Nutrition -- France.
Parenting -- Social aspects.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Following networks of mothers in London and Paris, the author profiles the narratives of women who breastfeed their children to full term, typically a period of several years, as part of an 'attachment parenting' philosophy. These mothers talk about their decision to continue breastfeeding as 'the natural thing to do': 'evolutionarily appropriate', 'scientifically best' and 'what feels right in their hearts'. Through a theoretical focus on knowledge claims and accountability, the author frames these accounts within a wider context of 'intensive parenting', arguing that parenting practices - i
Contents:
pt. I. The context of contemporary mothering
pt. II. La leche league
pt. III. Accounting for full-term breastfeeding
pt. IV. Contextualising intensive motherhood.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-85745-759-4
OCLC:
855505439