Breastfeeding , Social Justice, and Equity

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Marking the 10th anniversary of the Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference, Breastfeeding, Social Justice, and Equity is the third and final volume in this series. The opening two chapters address changes over the past decade in U.S. and global policy. Part 2 focuses on the importance of centering women’s experiences in conversations about infant feeding, with a particular focus on the ways women’s experiences are shaped by race and ethnicity. Part 3 offers solutions and strategies across the social ecology. 


Breastfeeding, Social Justice, and Equity is a highly readable volume that increases our understanding of the forces that influence breastfeeding, and outlines steps we can take to improve outcomes for both mothers and babies


Paige Hall Smith, MSPH, PhD is Director of the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness and associate professor of Public Health Education at UNC Greensboro. She is founder and co-director of the Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference. She is author of Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities.


Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, IBCLC,and Fellow of ACPM, ABM, and ILCA, is Professor and Director, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Co-editor of two recent books on women and breastfeeding, and author of scores scientific publications and chapters, Dr Labbok is pleased to serve as the co-director of the Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference series.


Brittany D. Chambers, MPH, CHES,is currently a doctoral student in the public health education department at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Ms. Chambers works under the mentorship of Dr. Paige Hall Smith on various projects addressing reproductive health issues among women in Greensboro, NC, including breastfeeding support for adolescent mothers. Her career objectives are to decrease reproductive and sexual health disparities experienced by marginalized group of women through the development and implementation of structural interventions.



Authors: Paige Hall Smith, MSPH, PhD

Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, IBCLC

Brittany D. Chambers, MPH, CHES

 ISBN: 9781939807762

 Total pages: 482




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