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By Alison Bartlett

Breastwork gives you an unique and private method of a near-universal perform and does not shy from controversy or arguable themes, akin to sexual wish and breastfeeding. It incorporates a wide variety of illustrations from Renaissance work of mom and baby (Madonna del Latte) to Jerry corridor breastfeeding at the hide of self-importance reasonable and Kate Langbroek breastfeeding at the Panel to a banned New Zealand healthiness poster of a guy breastfeeding at paintings.

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Mammals are taxonomically grouped according to their common characteristic of mammary glands and the ability to lactate, although this was thought to be restricted to the females of the species. When male fruit bats were found to be lactating and feeding their young, scientists considered in what evolutionary circumstances human males might do the same. But what was more interesting was the citation of previously reported examples of breast development and spontaneous milk secretion in human males under abnormal condi- BreastWork04 28/7/05 11:30 AM Page 49 MEDICALISING BREASTFEEDING • 49 tions.

She finds examples of women’s breasts in King Solomon’s Mines and Gulliver’s Travels, but finds that they indicate thirst and disgust respectively. She finds no other stories to read that might enrich her experience as a new mother, and so writes about the connection between body and story through her own breasts: Stories, no matter how fake, produce a real biological response in us, and we are used to this. But the questions my nursing body raises are more testing to me. Do we need stories in order to produce emotion, or is an emotion already a story?

88). She says that she is ‘trying to write about the silence of motherhood’: A friend of mine, Patti Miller, said that when she holds herself up to the light she sees an interweaving of many stories who tell her what she is. If we have stories that discount us, that make us feel that we’re not part of the culture, or that don’t explore what is really our experience, and I think that’s happened with women, then it causes us not to live fully. There are a lot of stories about good and bad mothers and negligent mothers and nurturing mothers but there are not stories about how mothers live in themselves, apart from their children.

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