“This is how I’m supposed to be a mum”: The body work of breastfeeding, milk insufficiency, and milk sharing.
This paper discusses findings from my research focused on women’s body practices and experiences at the intersection of breastfeeding, ongoing milk insufficiency, and milk sharing. It draws on corporeal feminism and Deleuzo-Guattarian ideas to interrogate and understand the work done by and with maternal, lactating bodies.
About the Presenter
Alex is a student in the School of Social Science, undertaking a PhD focused on women’s experiences of and body practices in relation to breastfeeding, milk insufficiency, and milk sharing. Her research interests include women’s experiences of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting; and the broader use and understandings of bodies and body practices in sociocultural contexts, social and anthropological theory, and public health domains.