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Breast is best!
From the immune-system building, the long-term microbiome formation, the teeth, jaw and facial development, the hormonal exchange and bonding, and the generation of perpetual happiness in both baby and mother, there is zero comparison.
We’re discussing the myriad reasons of why not in this episode, but suffice to say, this is an indisputable FACT.
Rather than defaulting to placations like “fed is best”, it’s essential that we have these conversations to empower women to make more informed choices.
And for those who say that “some women just can’t”, I would agree that the entire industrial and hospital birth system reinforces that notion.
The question is whether it’s actually true.
Or whether women have had their own bodily sovereignty and wisdom hijacked along the way, by pharmaceutical industries seeking to profit off their dependence.
This episode is a celebration of the magic of breastfeeding, and an impeccably researched treatise on just what has happened to make women, and the culture at large, reject the breast in favour of other options.
And who sold them to us.
Being pregnant, giving birth and breastfeeding have been some of the most amazing experiences of my life.
The big lie is that they aren’t—that they are painful or tedious or unimportant or something to be endured.
All of these experiences at their peak, are euphoric and self-actualizing for a woman.
My guest today is Jennifer Grayson, author of Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy. We dive deep into:
– Breastfeeding all over the world
– The movement to sexualize breasts
– A million and one reasons why breastfeeding is the ideal choice
– The forces against breastfeeding
– How long to breastfeed for? Is there any benefit to breastfeed after a certain time?
– What kind of support women need to breastfeed
Jennifer Grayson’s book: Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy