Tuesday, August 3, 2010

World Breastfeeding Week

It's World Breastfeeding Week, y'all. While I suspect you already know what I have to say about breastfeeding and I'm busy and not really in the mood to write another post about it, I think it's such a huge feminist issue in our culture that I can't let it pass unremarked. So here you will find a list of previous posts I've written on the topics of breastfeeding and birth and informed choices. These are complicated topics, and much lip-service is given to "choice." But I think we have to move past the lip-service and oversimplification. So here we go:

Rachel goes on about mothering and childbirth and breastfeeding and supported choices again

That Post on Natural Childbirth

The Mirror Test

Have you stumbled across a great post on World Breastfeeding Week? Post it in the comments!


  1. I liked this one a lot.

  2. Anonymous8/04/2010

    OK, this isn't on breastfeeding, but I love this article. I think the themes driving the breastfeeding conversation are the same as those in the childbirth debate.

  3. cheesecakelover8/04/2010

    I second Shana's link and I also love this one from that blog: A Letter to My Friend with Breastfeeding Struggles. Why is it so hard to understand what we mean when we talk about offering real support for new moms?!?

  4. Thank you for participating in World Breastfeeding Week! Yeah for another breastfeeder!

  5. Lizzay8/04/2010

    This one wasn't written for World Breastfeeding Week, but it is hands-down the best post on breastfeeding I've ever read: The Backlash to Breast is Best.

  6. Yeah for celebrating World Breastfeeding Week! We're celebrating too- although I won't purport to compete with the fabulous links listed above.

  7. Anonymous8/06/2010