Nutrition

22 Feb Cancer and Overeating

Are you concerned about your breast cancer risk? Are you currently being treated for breast cancer? Are you a breast cancer survivor and want do to everything you can to prevent cancer reoccurrence? "OVERWEIGHT women are more likely to develop breast cancer than lean ones. Why...

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19 May Nursing in Public

Ah, junk mail! I was looking through a catalog for new baby gear and came across a “nursing cover”. It describes the product: “Nurse privately even in public! This stylish nursing cover is contoured and generously sized to fit securely around mom and baby for hands-free nursing coverage” $36. I’m saddened at the cultural constraints placed on breastfeeding women in the Western world. Breast-feeding without a nursing cover is more comfortable, more intimate, and less expensive. I think one reason we are encouraged to cover our breasts while feeding is that our culture is uncomfortable with the duality of women's breasts as both sexual body parts and body parts that provide nourishment to our babies.
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