Start, breastfeeding, and girls’s selections


Zeynep Gurtin (The myths behind late motherhood, Journal, 18 April) omits one purpose why there seems to be atrend for girls to go away having infants till their late 30s/early 40s: that of their 20s and early 30s they might not have determined whether or not they need kids in any respect, slightly than simply delaying having them. They might be having fun with life freed from the ties and accountability of youngsters, working at jobs they love and have studied for and struggled to acquire – jobs they know will probably be touched by having kids in ways in which a person’s profession gained’t.

Ladies are greater than their organic potential to present start, and I salute those that select to discover and attain their very own potential earlier than deciding in the event that they wish to undertake the massive activity of manufacturing and elevating one other human being.
Roz Treadway
Sheringham, Norfolk

• I’m sorry that Zoe Williams, or anybody, felt or feels diminished over breastfeeding (The ‘breast is greatest’ foyer has failed ladies, Journal, 23 April). I’m happy the Nationwide Childbirth Belief, or anybody, is ready to commit sources to postnatal psychological well being. I’d wish to say extra, however the objective of this letter is to object to the Guardian’s identification, in a front-page path for this text, of advocates of breastfeeding as a “mafia”.
Jan Dubé
Peebles, Scottish Borders

• Glorifying the sexualisation of ladies’s breasts to slag off breastfeeding campaigns is hardly a feminist technique. Neither is pretending it’s all about particular person selection. The breastfeeding debate, like that of local weather change, would profit from extra systemic evaluation. They’ve the identical root drawback – an financial system that goals to show all the things (water, air, life, child-rearing) right into a commodity for revenue and depends on the free labour of ladies to succeed.

Formulation firms function like fossil-fuel ones, ruthlessly pursuing billions in earnings and lobbying laborious in opposition to worldwide pointers on breast milk. If we realise the local weather disaster wants structural options, why not this? Is it as a result of choosing aside ladies’s selections is at all times truthful sport?
Kirtana Chandrasekaran

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