The Romance and Power of Breastfeeding


  • Mayra Bloom M.S.Ed.

    1. Mayra Bloom holds an M. S.Ed. in Child Development and Education from Sarah Lawrence College. She is an adjunct professor of Psychology at Rocklin Community College and is editor of the quarterly newsletter of the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health. Address inquiries to the author at 14 North Broadway, Nyack, New York 10960.
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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.