Breastfeeding in Hospital by Fiona Dykes
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Breastfeeding in Hospital
By Fiona Dykes

Breastfeeding in Hospital

Mothers, Midwives and the Production Line

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Breastfeeding in Hospital by Fiona Dykes

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'Breast is best' is today's prevailing mantra. However, women - particularly first-time mothers - frequently feel unsupported when they come to feed their baby. This new experience often takes place in the impersonal and medicalized surroundings of a hospital maternity ward where women are 'seen to' by overworked midwives. Using a UK-based ethnographic study and interview material, this book provides a new, radical and critical perspective on the ways in which women experience breastfeeding in hospitals. It highlights that, in spite of heavy promotion of breastfeeding, there is often a lack of support for women who begin to breastfeed in hospitals, thus challenging the current system of postnatal care within a culture in which neither service-user nor provider feel satisfied. Incorporating recommendations for policy and practice on infant feeding, Breastfeeding in Hospital is highly relevant to health professionals and breastfeeding supporters as well as to students in health and social care, medical anthropology and medical sociology, as it explores practice issues while contextualising them within a broad social, political and economic context.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415395762
ISBN-10: 0415395763
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Fiona Dykes

Dr. Fiona Dykes is Professor of Maternal and Infant Health; Director of Maternal & Infant Nutrition & Nurture Unit (MAINN) at University of Central Lancashire, UK.

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