The class dynamics of breastfeeding in the United States of America

https://qz.com/1034016/the-class-dynamics-of-breastfeeding-in-the-united-states-of-america/
No em sembla desenraonat pensar que aquestes conclusions —basades en dades estadístiques— siguen vàlides per a altres països, per exemple el nostre. La lactància materna —amb els seus costos invisibles per a les classes treballadores— pot haver esdevingut una marca d’estatuts. La llet artificial, en canvi, tenia l’aval social quan resultava molt més cara i era a l’abast només d’uns pocs.

Breast milk has become a luxury good, another example of what the sociologist Elizabeth Currid-Halkett calls inconspicuous consumption: the investments in intangibles like health and education that increase social capital for the modern wealthy. And because these costs are largely invisible, it’s easy to frame breastfeeding as a free good equally available to all. The truth is much more complicated.