By exaggerating the benefits of breastfeeding, we make it all too easy to cross the line from making a personal decision to breastfeed to the fervent belief that all mothers should breastfeed. If breastfeeding really will protect a baby from everything from diabetes to cancer, it's hard to avoid the conclusion that feeding a baby formula represents some kind of parental failure.
Professor of Political Science at University of Toronto and author of Lactivism.
Courtney Jung is a professor of political science at University of Toronto and the author of Lactivism: how feminists and fundamentalists, hippies and yuppies, physicians and politicians made breastfeeding into big business and bad policy (Basic Books, 2015)
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