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The Business Of Baby: Hyper-Capitalism in America

May 3, 20139 min
Fasten your seat belts, as investigative journalist and author Jennifer Margulis is back with The Business Of Baby. You might be very surprised at what you hear.Fasten your seat belts, as investigative journalist and author Jennifer Margulis is back with The Business Of Baby.She gets in your face and on your case about the crass commercialization of pregnancy, delivery and baby raising including outrageous infant mortality rates, shocking Cesarean section statistics, unnecessary circumcisions that boarder on genital mutilation, crass infant formula peddlers and a famous pediatrician who acts as a shill for the disposable diaper industry. Did I mention vaccines, too? And . . . why are American newborns given a vaccine at birth against a sexually transmitted disease?The Business of Baby, an eye-opening work of investigative journalism, exposes how our current cultural practices during pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of a baby's life are not based on the best evidence or the most modern science, revealing how American moms and their babies are being undermined by corporate interests.An illuminating combination of meticulous research and in-depth interviews with parents, doctors, midwives, nurses, health care administrators, and scientists, Margulis' impassioned and eloquent critique is shocking, groundbreaking, and revelatory. The Business of Baby arms parents with the information they need to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of their infants.

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