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Marketing Mothers' Milk: The Commodification of Breastfeeding and the New Markets for Breast Milk and Infant Formula


Linda Christine Fentiman


Pace University - School of Law

Winter 2009

Nevada Law Review, Vol. 10, p. 29 2009

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Today breastfeeding, human breast milk, and its substitute - infant formula - are commodities. "Mother's milk" is marketed both literally and figuratively: as a good for sale, normative behavior, and a symbolic cure for much that is disturbing in twenty-first century America. This article asserts that this unacknowledged commodification of breast feeding and human milk is the result of a complex alliance among government, the medical profession, health care institutions, and manufacturers of infant formula, in which each institution profits at the expense of American women and their families.

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Date posted: April 9, 2009 ; Last revised: July 26, 2013

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Fentiman, Linda Christine, Marketing Mothers' Milk: The Commodification of Breastfeeding and the New Markets for Breast Milk and Infant Formula (Winter 2009). Nevada Law Review, Vol. 10, p. 29 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1370425 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1370425

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