Mother's Milk

The Case Against Breast-Feeding by Hanna Rosin
The Atlantic, April 2009

"One afternoon at the playground last summer, shortly after the birth of my third child, I made the mistake of idly musing about breast-feeding to a group of new mothers I’d just met. This time around, I said, I was considering cutting it off after a month or so. At this remark, the air of insta-friendship we had established cooled into an icy politeness, and the mothers shortly wandered away to chase little Emma or Liam onto the slide. I ended up in the class of mom who, in a pinch, might feed her baby mashed-up Chicken McNuggets."

Jennie Rothenberg Gritz is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she edits digital features.

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