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Even in anthropological accounts, a strong link is often drawn between biology and breastfeeding (see, for example, the edited volume by Stuart-Macadam and Dettwyler 1995). 1 There is considerable support for breastfeeding in Australia at the level of public policy. The Australian Government has rated breastfeeding first in the ‘Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents’ and since 1996 has made a strong commitment to breastfeeding through the allocation of two million dollars for a National Breastfeeding Strategy.
Breastfeeding, for many of these women, continued the harmonious interconnection that they had felt when carrying their babies during pregnancy. Their experiences reflect the ideals proffered by feminists keen to celebrate the unique capacities of the female body to provide sustenance for another body. But these women were in the minority among our interviewees. It would seem that, despite the arguments of Chodorow (1978) and others, women do not automatically develop a sense of self that is able to desire and tolerate connectedness and interdependency.