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)
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.
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