The Romance and Power of Breastfeeding
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Volume 8, Issue 4, pages 259–269, December 1981
How to Cite
Bloom, M. (1981), The Romance and Power of Breastfeeding. Birth, 8: 259–269. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1981.tb01590.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
ABSTRACT: The romantic qualities of the breastfeeding relationship include elemental physicality, intensity, and transience. The paper explores the implications of nursing in terms of a woman's sexuality, competence and power, and offers breastfeeding as an economic model of a renewable resource.