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Without better regulation, the global market for breast milk will exploit mothers

Smith, Julie

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Markets in mothers’ milk could be a good or a bad thing for women and their children, depending on how governments respond. Making breast milk more easily available may help more mothers breastfeed, and improve the economics of the situation for women. With maternal breastfeeding now promoted as a choice rather than a biological imperative, it is hypocritical and duplicitous for governments to authorise companies to sell breast milk without strengthening the rights of women to breastfeed,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Commentary
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/120979
Source: The Conversation
Access Rights: Open Access

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