9781503601123-1503601129-Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice

Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice

ISBN-13: 9781503601123
ISBN-10: 1503601129
Edition: 1
Author: Freeman, Andrea
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Hardcover 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781503601123
ISBN-10: 1503601129
Edition: 1
Author: Freeman, Andrea
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Hardcover 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Freeman, Andrea wrote Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice comprising 304 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1503601129 and 9781503601123. Since then Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.93 or rent at the marketplace.

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Born into a tenant farming family in North Carolina in 1946, Mary Louise, Mary Ann, Mary Alice, and Mary Catherine were medical miracles. Annie Mae Fultz, a Black-Cherokee woman who lost her ability to hear and speak in childhood, became the mother of America's first surviving set of identical quadruplets. They were instant celebrities. Their White doctor named them after his own family members. He sold the rights to use the sisters for marketing purposes to the highest-bidding formula company. The girls lived in poverty, while Pet Milk's profits from a previously untapped market of Black families skyrocketed.

Over half a century later, baby formula is a seventy-billion-dollar industry and Black mothers have the lowest breastfeeding rates in the country. Since slavery, legal, political, and societal factors have routinely denied Black women the ability to choose how to feed their babies. In Skimmed, Andrea Freeman tells the riveting story of the Fultz quadruplets while uncovering how feeding America's youngest citizens is awash in social, legal, and cultural inequalities. This book highlights the making of a modern public health crisis, the four extraordinary girls whose stories encapsulate a nationwide injustice, and how we can fight for a healthier future.

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