Since the rise of artificial formula, we have turned a biological process into a never-ending controversy: A mother breastfeeding her three-year-old son on the cover of Time magazine sets off a firestorm. Facebook takes down photos of women nursing, citing the content as GÇ£offensive.GÇ¥ The pope weighs in, urging mothers to nurse their children in church or elsewhere GÇ£without thinking twice.GÇ¥So how did we get here What are the consequences of surrendering eons of human evolution for a mode of feeding so alien Growing up, journalist Jennifer Grayson thought nothing of the fact that she was bottle-fed. But when she became a mother, Grayson considered the impact of missing out on this profound connection. Her book is a worldwide search for answers about the first, most fundamental experience of newborn life.From biblical times to eighteenth-century France, from modern-day Mongolia to inner-city Los Angeles-Unlatched uncovers astonishing cultural, corporate, political, and technological factors at the heart of our contemporary breastfeeding disconnection.
Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy
The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy
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