You've (Not) Come a Long Way, Baby: Why feminism and lactivism make such a dysfunctional couple

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Suzanne Barston
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Fearless Formula Feeder

Question: What do 12-year-old boys and some of the most outspoken feminists of our time have in common? Answer: An inability to discuss breastfeeding without feeling seriously uncomfortable.

In this frustrated, 3am response to a heated blogosphere battle over feminism and breastfeeding, I argue why both breastfeeding advocacy and formula feeding rights are in dire need of some feminist love - and why it is entirely possible to support breastfeeding, while remaining steadfastly protective of women's autonomy and freedom of choice.