– Monday, February 20
– 6:00pm – 8:00pm EST
– At The Birth Place – 213 S Dillard St, Winter Garden, FL 34787-3522, United States
Years ago I met Kim through a close friend. I have learned so much from her about breastfeeding politics in the USA. Her website (click here!) and her books in “The Mocha Manual” series are such great resources. I often reference her work around “First Food Deserts” in my presentations to highlight the lack of breastfeeding support for women.
Kim will be visiting us at The Birth Place to highlight her book “The Big Letdown: How Medicine, Big Business, and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding”. In this book Kimberly Seals Allers breaks breastfeeding out of the realm of “personal choice” and shows our broader connection to an industrialized food system that begins at birth, the fallout of feminist ideals, and the federal policies that are far from family friendly. The Big Letdown uncovers the multibillion-dollar forces battling to replace mothers’ milk and the failure of the medical establishment to protect infant health. Weaving together research and personal stories with original reporting on medicine, big pharma, and hospitals, Kimberly Seals Allers shows how mothers and babies have been abandoned by all the forces that should be supporting families from the start–and what we can do to help.
I am hoping to see you all out at The Birth Place for this event! For more information you can check out our Facebook event page by clicking HERE. To RSVP for this event please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you cannot make it to our event I would still encourage you to get your hand on this book. You can order it by clicking HERE!
Love to you all,