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Title Skimmed : breastfeeding, race, and injustice / Andrea Freeman.
Author Freeman, Andrea (Associate Professor of Law), author.
Publication Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2020]
Description xii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 613.269 F
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : a formula for discrimination -- The famous Fultz quads -- Black breastfeeding in America -- Race-targeted formula marketing -- The bad black mother -- When formula rules -- Legalizing breast milk -- The Fultz quads after Pet Milk -- Conclusion : "first food" freedom
Summary "The Famous Fultz Quads tells the heartbreaking story of America's first recorded African American quadruplets, their rise to fame and use as advertising symbols for baby formula companies, and the damage done both to their lives and the greater health and wellbeing of generations of African American families in the US. This book brings to light the true causes of the dramatic racial disparities in breastfeeding rates in America--revealing how aspects of law, corporate influence, culture, and the media have all contributed to this disparity, and provides concrete strategies for legal and policy reform that would reduce or eliminate racial disparities in breastfeeding and infant mortality"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Pet Milk Company -- Influence.
African American infants -- Nutrition -- History.
Infant formulas -- United States -- Marketing -- History.
African Americans in advertising -- History.
Breastfeeding -- United States -- History.
Health and race -- United States -- History.
Quadruplets -- United States -- Biography.
Pet Milk Company. (OCoLC)fst00572165
African Americans in advertising. (OCoLC)fst00799720
Breastfeeding. (OCoLC)fst01429962
Health and race. (OCoLC)fst00952806
Infant formulas -- Marketing. (OCoLC)fst00972058
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Quadruplets. (OCoLC)fst01084883
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781503601123

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 Central 2nd Fl - SST Non-Fiction  613.269 F    ON HOLDSHELF  
 Crown Hts Non-Fic  613.269 F    DUE 03-15-21  
 Park Slope Non-Fic  613.269 F    DUE 03-15-21