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Got milk? Not in public!

Jacqueline H Wolf

Author Affiliations

Department of Social Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA

International Breastfeeding Journal 2008, 3:11  doi:10.1186/1746-4358-3-11

Published: 4 August 2008

Abstract

The American focus on the sexual purpose of breasts, rather than the physiological function of breasts, has serious public health consequences. Discomfort with breastfeeding in public lowers breastfeeding rates, which in turn negatively affects women's and children's short- and long-term health.