Keeping up supply: it isn’t only about the milk

Kelly O'Dwyer and baby Olivia 2015

Kelly O’Dwyer and baby Olivia 2015

This article examines the recent breastfeeding/expressing controversy around Australian Member of Parliament Kelly O’Dwyer. It first describes this incident and then makes a critique of the neo-liberal emphasis on ‘expressing’ as an equivalent to breastfeeding. The article was published in OnLineOpinion on Septermber 22nd, 2015. You can read the article here.

This article was re-posted on Andrea Fox’s wonderful bluemilk blog along with a number of other interesting articles on neo-liberal mothering. You can read the post here.

 

Petra Bueskens | Mother, scholar, psychotherapist | Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Melbourne Daylesford