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“The Measure of Everyday Life” is a weekly public radio program featuring researchers, practitioners, and professionals discussing their work to improve the human condition. Independent Weekly has called the show ‘unexpected’ and ‘diverse’ and notes that the show ‘brings big questions to radio.'

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Oct 26, 2017

Breastfeeding is a vital source of nourishment, but its practice has been contested in the U.S. What barriers to breastfeeding do women and families face? In this episode, we discuss Kimberly Seals Allers' new book, "The Big Let Down—How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding," and explore how breastfeeding practices have changed over time.

Image credit: St. Martin's Press (2017).