Degree Granting Department
applied anthropology, breastfeeding, evaluation, feminism, maternal and child health
Increasing breastfeeding duration, especially among low-income women, has become a national public health priority. These mothers and their babies have less equitable access to support, resources, and the health benefits of breastfeeding. This thesis examines breastfeeding from a biocultural perspective with a focus on political economy, embodiment, and human rights. This research explores the lived experiences of new mothers who receive services from a community non-profit lactation support program which is aimed at providing in-home postpartum breastfeeding support to low-income/at-risk mothers. Evaluation of program services and analysis of women's narratives will provide insight into improvement of lactation services for all women.
Scholar Commons Citation
Dunn, Emily Anne, "More than Feeding: Lived Experiences of Low-Income Women Receiving Lactation Support" (2013). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.