WOMEN’S HEALTH –Breastfeeding

INSTRUCTIONS Part 1:
Read the blog post “Why Breastfeeding is a Feminist Issue”
http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2012/08/26/why-breastfeeding-is-a-feminist-issue/
If the link does not work, you can find the article on Blackboard under the assignments tab.
Part 2:
Interview a new mother (with a child up to 1 year old; please see Professor Sclafane if you
do not have someone to interview) about her experiences with breast and/or formula
feeding. Be sure to ask her about:
 If she breastfed and for how long?
 What struggles challenges she faced with either breastfeeding, formula feeding,
or both?
 What could have been helpful and supportive to her in either bottle or
breastfeeding her child?
Part 3:
After reading “Why Breastfeeding is a Feminist Issue” and interviewing the new mother, write a
1,250 word essay covering the following:
 What is the main point of the blog post?
 Discuss your interview with a new mother. Be sure to write about all of the questions from
Part 2.
 Discuss three reasons why women often have trouble breastfeeding and how this is
connected to misogyny and the structural limitations of American culture. Be sure to site at
least 3-5 outside sources (total for assignment) to support your argument and connection
to research and theory on breastfeeding.
DUE DATE LISTED IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS
SUBMISSION
GUIDELINES
Hand in your assignment to the professor by the due date/time.
 12 Font, Double Spaced, 1 inch margins, minimum 1,250 word count
PBHL 2100: WOMEN’S HEALTH –Breastfeeding Assignment Instructions– 2
GRADING RUBRIC: Assignment 4: Breastfeeding
Does not meet
expectations
To qualify for this category, the
assignment addresses poorly the
issues/questions referred in the
assignment instructions. The
provided information is not
necessary or not sufficient to
discuss these issues. Responses to
questions do not include sufficient,
&/or relevant &/or specific, &/or
thorough examples to support the
thesis/opinion.
Approaches
expectations
To qualify for this category, the
assignment for the most part
addresses with an in depth analysis
most of the issues/questions referred
in the assignment instructions. The
provided information is, for the most
part, necessary and sufficient to
discuss these issues. Responses to
questions for the most part include
sufficient, &/or relevant &/or
specific, &/or thorough examples to
support the thesis/opinion.
Meets
expectations
To qualify for this category, the
assignment addresses with an in
depth analysis all the
issues/questions referred in the
assignment instructions. The
provided information is necessary
and sufficient to discuss these
issues. Responses to questions
include numerous relevant &/or
specific, &/or thorough examples to
support the thesis/opinion.
Comments
Interview
(10 pts)
Does not report interview of a
new mother and does not
include: if she breastfed and
for how long, what struggles
challenges she faced with
either breastfeeding, formula
feeding, or both, and what
could have been helpful and
supportive to her in either
bottle or breastfeeding her
child.
(0 pts)
Only partially reports interview
of a new mother and partially
includes: if she breastfed and
for how long, what struggles
challenges she faced with either
breastfeeding, formula feeding,
or both, and what could have
been helpful and supportive to
her in either bottle or
breastfeeding her child.
(5 pts)
Reports interview of a new
mother and includes: if she
breastfed and for how long,
what struggles challenges she
faced with either
breastfeeding, formula feeding,
or both, and what could have
been helpful and supportive to
her in either bottle or
breastfeeding her child.
(10 pts)
Outside
Sources
(20 pts)
Does not include outside
sources.
(0 pts)
Includes only 1-2 outside
sources.
(10 pts)
Includes at least 3-5 outside
sources.
(20 pts)
Reason 1
(20 pts)
Does not discuss reason 1 why
women often have trouble
breastfeeding and how this is
connected to feminism,
misogyny and the structural
limitations of American
culture.
(0 pts)
Briefly discusses reason 1 why
women often have trouble
breastfeeding and how this is
connected to feminism,
misogyny and the structural
limitations of American culture.
(10 pts)
Adequately discusses reason 1
why women often have trouble
breastfeeding and how this is
connected to misogyny and the
structural
limitations of American culture.
(20 pts)
Reason 2
(20 pts)
Does not discuss reason 2 why
women often have trouble
breastfeeding and how this is
connected to feminism,
misogyny and the structural
limitations of American
culture.
(0 pts)
Briefly discusses reason 2 why
women often have trouble
breastfeeding and how this is
connected to feminism,
misogyny and the structural
limitations of American culture.
(10 pts)
Adequately discusses reason 2
why women often have trouble
breastfeeding and how this is
connected to misogyny and the
structural
limitations of American culture.
(20 pts)
Reason 3
(20 pts)
Does not discuss reason 3 why
women often have trouble
breastfeeding and how this is
connected to feminism,
misogyny and the structural
limitations of American
culture.
(0 pts)
Briefly discusses reason 3 why
women often have trouble
breastfeeding and how this is
connected to feminism,
misogyny and the structural
limitations of American culture.
(10 pts)
Adequately discusses reason 3
why women often have trouble
breastfeeding and how this is
connected to misogyny and the
structural
limitations of American culture.
(20 pts)
Connection to
research and theory
on breastfeeding
(25 pts)
Does not discuss the
assignments connection to
research and theory on
breastfeeding.
(0 pts)
Briefly discusses the
assignments connection to
research and theory on
breastfeeding.
(12.5 pts)
Adequately discusses the
assignments connection to
research and theory on
breastfeeding.
(25 pts)
APA Format
(5 pts)
Does not use correct APA
format for in-text citations
and reference list.
Attempts to use correct APA
format for in-text citations
and reference list with some
Uses correct APA format for
in-text citations and
reference list.
PBHL 2100: WOMEN’S HEALTH –Breastfeeding Assignment Instructions– 3
(0 pts)
errors.
(2.5 pts) (5 pts)
Word Count
(10 pts)
Paper is not close to the
required word count.
(0 pts)
Paper approaches the
required word count.
(5 pts)
Paper meets 1,250 word
count.
(10 pts)
Spelling and
Grammar
(10 pts)
Many spelling and
grammar errors.
(0 pts)
Some spelling and grammar
errors.
(5 pts)
No spelling or grammar
errors.
(10 pts)
Paper
Organization
(10 pts)
Paper is not organized.
(0 pts)
Paper is organized but has
some areas for
improvement.
(5 pts)
Paper is well organized and
includes an introduction,
conclusion and thesis
statement.
(10 pts)
Final Grade:_ out of 150 pts
Comments: