Indecent Exposure: Self-objectification and Young Women’s Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding

@article{JohnstonRobledo2007IndecentES,
  title={Indecent Exposure: Self-objectification and Young Women’s Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding},
  author={Ingrid Johnston-Robledo and Stephanie Wares and Jessica Fricker and Leigh F Pasek},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={2007},
  volume={56},
  pages={429-437}
}
The sexualization of the breast may lead women who internalize the sexual objectification of their bodies to have more negative attitudes toward breastfeeding. The purpose of the present study was to examine self-objectification in relation to young women’s attitudes toward and concerns about breastfeeding. Two hundred and seventy-five female undergraduates completed a survey with questions that assessed their plans for infant feeding, attitudes toward breastfeeding, concerns about… 

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