Fiona Giles's Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts PDF


By Fiona Giles

ISBN-10: 1741767555

ISBN-13: 9781741767551

The commonly acclaimed writer of Dick for an afternoon showcases her razor-sharp knack for tart and provocative remark during this special compendium of reports, thoughts, and reportage at the age-old perform of breastfeeding.

numerous courses to breastfeeding crowd the bookshelves nowadays; now not one in every of them speaks to girls with whatever coming near near writer Fiona Giles's point of intimacy and energy. Alternately informative, affecting, and without warning erotic, this actually exceptional paintings from the bestselling writer of Chick for an afternoon and Dick for an afternoon can pay late homage to the miracle of the lactating breast-a phenomenon not often explored outdoors of academic literature and parenting magazines.

thank you mostly to risque advertisements and the gravity-defying cleavage sported through our most well-liked celebs, uncovered breasts (real or faux) now not carry any secret. yet when they shift into milk-bearing mode, breasts abruptly disappear from the general public eye. In clean Milk, via a various number of tales, thoughts, and private money owed, Giles uncovers the myths, truths, and social and mental implications of breastfeeding.

From the more youthful mom grappling with the bewildering trappings of maternity put on, to the lady who reveals herself apparently aroused by means of new sensations, to the fashionable dad who learns the bits and bobs of breastfeeding, the photographs in Giles' eye-opening publication provide a welcome substitute to rote how-to tutorials and impersonal step by step publications. by means of turns poignant and informative, horny and witty, empathic and empowering, clean Milk offers every thing we needed to understand approximately breastfeeding that our moms by no means informed us.

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Advice and help from people who actually knew what the hell they were talking about. More images of breasts as a food source rather than a sex thing. Better prenatal education. * Answers to this and following questions in the book were selected from replies to the questionnaire. • 19 • Giles_Fresh_2FP001-246 2/4/03 12:08 PM Page 20 20 • Fresh Milk More acceptance of breastfeeding in public. Better-designed baby changing rooms, better feeding facilities, and armchairs in ladies’ rooms specifically for breastfeeding.

One was married with four children, and the youngest two she was still feeding were twins. She • 24 • Giles_Fresh_2FP001-246 2/4/03 12:08 PM Page 25 S i t u a t i o n s Va c a n t • 25 was amazing—one of those women who do so many things at once, all of them wonderfully. But she lived in the other direction from the university. I chose Susan, a single mom in her early twenties. Her twelvemonth-old daughter was still nursing, but only twice a day. The main thing I remember about Susan is that she was adopted.

Later on in Perth I wasn’t concerned about AIDS as it wasn’t common among women at that time. And it’s not the way I think of people. I relate to things and make decisions on the basis of trust. In Darwin I didn’t even know the term wet nurse. We didn’t call it by any name. We just fed one another’s children, like we’d feed an older child a banana if it was hungry. We didn’t make anything of it. It was only when I was talking with my mother about finding someone to feed Leia that I learned the term.

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