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Unbuttoned: Women Open Up About the Pleasures, Pains, and Politics of Breastfeeding
     

Unbuttoned: Women Open Up About the Pleasures, Pains, and Politics of Breastfeeding

by Dana Sullivan, Maureen Connolly
 

A collection of women's thoughts about the pleasures, pains, and politics of breastfeeding.

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A collection of women's thoughts about the pleasures, pains, and politics of breastfeeding.

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Publishers Weekly

In this revealing collection of essays, 25 writers talk about their personal breastfeeding experiences. The beautifully written, heartbreaking first entry, "Breast-Laid Plans" by Heidi Raykeil is about how nursing her daughter for three and a half years helped her become whole again after the loss of her first-born child. In "Motherhood Made a Liar Out of Me," Daryn Eller writes about feeling left out as the mother of an adopted, bottle-fed daughter and when asked in the playground if her child is weaned, she always answers "yes." Dawn Porter's "In a Man's World" tackles the difficulties of pumping milk in the workplace, while Patricia Berry is clear on her decision in "Because I Don't Want To," her husband and La Leche League be damned. The authors are all accomplished writers and their collected emotions and sentiments form a powerful and informative commentary on this most loaded of parenting topics that will especially resonate with anyone who has raised a child. (Apr.)

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ISBN-13:
9781558323971
Publisher:
Harvard Common Press, The
Publication date:
04/16/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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