Moral work in women's narratives of breastfeeding.

  title={Moral work in women's narratives of breastfeeding.},
  author={Kath M Ryan and Paul Bissell and Jo Alexander},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={70 6},
Women's narratives of their breastfeeding experiences are sites of construction and reconstruction of self as they undertake moral work in relation to feeding their baby. We engaged Foucault's 'technologies of the self' and his notion of ethics (the relationship with self) to examine that moral work (individual actions rather than adherence to universal moral codes) in relation to women's subjectivity constructed in interviews with 49 women from the UK. Four categories of moral work were… CONTINUE READING

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