Yummy mummy and the medicalised milkmother

Douglas, Pamela (2010) Yummy mummy and the medicalised milkmother. Hecate: An interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, 36 1/2: 119-135.

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Author Douglas, Pamela
Title Yummy mummy and the medicalised milkmother
Journal name Hecate: An interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0311-4198
Publication date 2010-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 36
Issue 1/2
Start page 119
End page 135
Total pages 17
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher Hecate Press
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The article explains the importance of establishing empowered representations of the milkmother in the cultural imaginary as a counterweight to the milkmother's medicalization. A milkmother refers to the women who lactates physiologically and metaphorically, offering physical nurturance needed by young children regardless of feeding method. The representation of the Virgin Mary on the Western imaginary is analyzed. Also discussed is the notion of Yummy Mommy, who appears dry and cleaned up and is derived from the disembodied Virgin Mary.
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Keyword Mothers
Mother & child
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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