Breastfeeding in Custody Proceedings: A Modern-Day Manifestation of Liberal and Conservative Family Traditions
Kate M. Baxter-Kauf
affiliation not provided to SSRN
November 3, 2011
15 Rich. J.L. Pub. Int. 627 (2012)
This article explores the relationship between breastfeeding in custody proceedings and the supposedly discredited common law coverture and tender years doctrines. It argues that the case of custody disputes highlights the contradictory nature of family law through the relationship between parental autonomy, the privatization of dependency, and the judicially determined appropriateness of maternal relationships.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 36
Keywords: family law, breastfeeding, custody
Date posted: November 17, 2011 ; Last revised: May 11, 2012
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