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Social Experiences of Breastfeeding: Building Bridges between Research, Policy and Practice

Sally Dowling, David Pontin, and Kate Boyer


This book brings together international academics, policy makers, and practitioners to build bridges between the real world and scholarship on breastfeeding. It asks the question: How can the latest social science research into breastfeeding be used to improve support at both policy and practice level, in order to help women breastfeed and to breastfeed for longer? The book includes discussion about the social and cultural contexts of breastfeeding and looks at how policy and practice can apply this to women's experiences. This will be essential reading for academics, policy makers and practit ... More

Keywords: breastfeeding, midwifery, child health, mothers, infants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447338499
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447338499.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sally Dowling, editor
University of the West of England

David Pontin, editor
University of South Wales

Kate Boyer, editor
Cardiff University

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Sally Dowling, David Pontin and Kate Boyer

Part I Breastfeeding and emotions

Part II Cultures of Breastfeeding

Part III Breastfeeding and popular culture


Sally Dowling, David Pontin and Kate Boyer