Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History (Review)

This book was absolutely fascinating.

Seriously! Not only did it talk about the history of breasts – like how we probably ended up with them in the first place, and how attitudes towards breastfeeding have changed over the years – it also included quite a lot of information about how our breasts function throughout our lives. There was a wealth of information about puberty, breastfeeding, sexual attraction, and health concerns (including breast cancer) that I’d never known before. And it was all presented in a simple, matter-of-fact, friendly manner. It felt a lot like something Mary Roach would’ve written, but with a little more seriousness and a little bit less tongue-in-cheek humour.

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