Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Social Science - 288 pages
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While countless breastfeeding guides crowd bookshelves, not one of them speaks to women with anything approaching bestselling author Fiona Giles's level of intimacy and vitality. In Fresh Milk, through a provocative collection of stories, memories, and personal accounts, Giles uncovers the myths and truths of the lactating breast.

From the young mother grappling with the bewildering trappings of maternity wear to the woman who finds herself surprisingly aroused by new sensations, and the modern dad who learns the ins and outs of breastfeeding, the portraits in Giles's eye-opening book offer a funny, wise, and comforting resource for women -- and even their friends and partners who have had, or expect, intimate experiences with the pleasures and pain of lactation.

By turns poignant and informative, sexy and witty, empathic and empowering, Fresh Milk delivers everything we wanted to know about breastfeeding that our mothers never told us.
  

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Review: Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts

User Review  - Jack Kirby and the X-man - Goodreads

I think the quote from Sheila Kitzinger on the front cover of the Australian edition says it all "All the things that the other books about breastfeeding don't say." From male lactation to wet nursing ... Read full review

Review: Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts

User Review  - Kimber - Goodreads

I learned the most amazing things about breastfeeding and breastmilk. Fascinating. Read full review

Contents

Mammatocumulus
1
Quest for Bravura
7
Letdown
13
One Single Change
19
The Other Woman
29
Liliths Sad Friend
43
Adopting Elizabeth
105
Tran
121
Cooking with Breastmilk
143
Pumping It
163
White Chocolate
231
Afterword
247
Nicks Vanilla Diazepam Ice Cream
254
Acknowledgments
265
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About the author (2010)

Fiona Giles, author of Chick for a Day and Dick for a Day, is an Australian scholar and feminist. A graduate of Oxford University, lives in Sydney with her partner and two sons.

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