More generally speaking, this book provides an excellent example of comprehensive, objective discourse analysis.
I myself did end up having a colicky baby, intolerant to dairy and wheat, but it was not the LLL *or* Dr. Sear's that I got most of my information and guidance from.
She makes some valid and interesting points regarding how we perceive risk in our culture, and the main thesis - Total Motherhood - extends far beyond breastfeeding.
Although this is not a light read, Wolf's consideration and research is absolutely thorough (with an appreciated dose of dry wit thrown in). Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lara Haynes
All mammals breastfeed, humans are no differnt. There can never be an ethically randomized trial to breastfeed or not. Read morePublished 18 months ago by ma2one
This is an excellent book. From a scientific standpoint, the research is very well done, the analysis spot on, and the conclusions clear. Read morePublished on August 24, 2012 by JDoe
I think this is a great read for any mother wishing to explore something beyond the current "Breast is best" thinking. Read morePublished on February 20, 2012 by Aleah
The author exaggerates how hard it is to breastfeed a baby. She makes it seem like a mother cannot have a job and breastfeed as well. Read morePublished on October 19, 2011 by A. Ramirez
For years i've been saying all these breastfeeding studies are full of crap... I'm so glad someone finally wrote about it!! Read morePublished on September 4, 2011 by AJK
Intelligently written and thoroughly researched. This book really shows that there is no scientific evidence that breast feeding is superior to formula feeding and that each... Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by Felicia
According to Joan Wolf in the preface, her book is about what she calls a "'risk culture,' broadly speaking. Read morePublished on March 11, 2011 by S. Teichner