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Markets, breastfeeding and trade in mothers' milk

Smith, Julie P.

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This introduction to a special issue on the economics of breastfeeding draws attention to the lack of economic justice for women. Human milk is being bought and sold. Commodifying and marketing human milk and breastfeeding risk reinforcing social and gender economic inequities. Yet there are potential benefits for breastfeeding, and some of the world’s poorest women might profit. How can we improve on the present situation where everyone except the woman who donates her milk...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-23
Type: Journal article
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13006-015-0034-9
http://hdl.handle.net/1885/15162
Source: International Breastfeeding Journal
DOI: 10.1186/s13006-015-0034-9

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