Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Local landscapes of breastfeeding: a comparison of breastfeeding experiences amongst mothers in low-and high-income neighbourhoods in Bristol, UK

Isherwood, Josie, Boyer, Kate and Dowling, Sally 2019. Local landscapes of breastfeeding: a comparison of breastfeeding experiences amongst mothers in low-and high-income neighbourhoods in Bristol, UK. Health and Place 59 , 102125. 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.05.003
Item availability restricted.

[img] PDF - Accepted Post-Print Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 7 February 2021 due to copyright restrictions.
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (661kB)

Abstract

This paper compares experiences of breastfeeding outside the home for women living in low-income and high-income neighborhoods of the same city. Our findings are based on an analysis of 22 interviews with breastfeeding mothers (11 in each of two study areas) undertaken in Bristol, UK in 2017. We extend existing scholarship by showing how experiences of breastfeeding vary not only at the regional level but between local areas of the same city, and outline how our findings can inform policy. We advance literature on maternal bodies by exploring how local “landscapes” of breastfeeding emerge as mothers encounter and negotiate different socio-material landscapes and locally-differentiated norms about “appropriate” maternal embodiment. We argue that these variegated interactions can lead to different orientations to space and forms of spatial practice on the part of breastfeeding mothers, as well as different kinds of maternal identities.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (CPLAN)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1353-8292
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 May 2019
Date of Acceptance: 7 May 2019
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 15:52
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/122774

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics