Breast feeding, milk pumps

The New Yorker has an interesting piece on breast feeding and the politics of breast pumps.  There’s a lot of data about the history and evolution of recent breast feeding practices, particularly in an industrialized economy.   The author’s concern:  what  can look like the liberation of women may be the imposition of masculinist work standards.

 Still, the latest electronic pumps even imitate suckling patterns!

(Thanks to Calypso for the info.)