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Fear of Food/Bacchi, Carol/Paper/1876756322/S025-F
An illuminating story of motherhood, Fear of Food is Carol Bacchi's account of the first two years of her son's life - battling his rejection of food, encountering dismissive health professionals, struggling with sleep deprivation, and alone with her uncertainties. Fear of Food, combining personal diary entries and more recent reflections, describes a mother's journey.
The experience of Carol and her son Stephen is familiar to many of us, and is an important contribution to the ongoing debate regarding the difficulties of reconciling motherhood, child care and paid work.
Provocative and deeply personal, Fear of Food is a compelling read.
"It's time to speak truthfully about the realities of parenting. Carol Bacchi's candid and moving account of early motherhood reveals how lonely and harrowing it can be when things don't go as expected. Her endurance, courage and unfailing tenderness will console and encourage mothers everywhere." - Dr Lisa Hill, Research Fellow, University of Adelaide.