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Breastfeeding is the best choice for the health of a mother and her baby. However, what constitutes appropriate breastfeeding behavior varies considerably from one culture to another. In American culture, modesty has been the most frequently cited public education barrier to breastfeeding (Moran, 1999). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2013), many American women feel uncomfortable and immodest when they breastfeed in the presence of others.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Does the Clothing Industry Support Breastfeeding Modesty?: An Examination of Product Availability for Financially Vulnerable Mothers

Breastfeeding is the best choice for the health of a mother and her baby. However, what constitutes appropriate breastfeeding behavior varies considerably from one culture to another. In American culture, modesty has been the most frequently cited public education barrier to breastfeeding (Moran, 1999). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2013), many American women feel uncomfortable and immodest when they breastfeed in the presence of others.

 

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