Annotated Bibliography: Breastfeeding In Public

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Breastfeeding in Public. Could it be a social norm or are we just too shy?
Annotated Bibliography

Mother’s breastfeeding in public should be universally accepted because it would allow mothers to feed their infants without fear, allow mothers to provide the most complete form of nutrition to their babies, and desexualize the act of breastfeeding.

Wallace, K (2014). Why are we still so squeamish about breastfeeding?
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In this article Kelly Wallace discusses why it seems the sight of a mother publically breastfeeding still makes so many people squeamish and uncomfortable. She interviews several mothers, bloggers, and discusses many news articles that have been
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There is no author because it is a government website but it is still a credible source. This article informs citizens about the laws regarding breastfeeding in a public place as well as at places of employment. Many women are unaware of their rights and the laws that protect breastfeeding as this article serves as a good point of reference. This article supports my thesis as it brings to light that the government fully supports a women’s right to breastfeed and even protects it and provides legal ground for a mother to stand on when she is questioned in public or at…show more content…
A Time magazine article and cover that showed an illustration of a mother breastfeeding an older child grabbed her attention and she began researching the topic looking up styles of attachment parenting and breastfeeding in public. The Time Magazine article discusses the parenting philosophy known as attachment parenting which was developed by Dr. William Sears in 1992. Attachment parenting involves breastfeeding, extended breastfeeding, co sleeping and baby wearing. This philosophy has a large following and many of the ladies who follow it were willing to be a part of the Time Magazine article and give their opinions. The article brings up current events such as television shows and movies depicting breastfeeding in a comical and at times negative light. It also discusses different cultural beliefs and norms that are different then the beliefs some hold in the US. Seaton emotionally connects with fellow mothers by describing the important relationship developed between a mother and child thru breastfeeding and gives the public a great insight thru all the experiences that are documented.

Murtagh, L., & Moulton, A. D. (2011). Working Mothers, Breastfeeding, and the Law. American Journal of Public Health, 101(2), 217–223. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2009.185280
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