Crying in Capitalism

Brittany Chambers, Infant and Family Sleep Specialist

What you will learn:

  • What does it mean to cry in capitalism
  • Why is important to understand where sleep training culture comes from and how it relates to patriarchy
  • How capitalism relates to infant sleep and the sleep community


  • Tomori, Cecilia (2018) ‘Changing cultures of night time breastfeeding and sleep in the US’, in Social experiences of breastfeeding : building bridges Between research, policy, and practice. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 115-130.
  • Ramos, Kathleen D. and Youngclark, Davin M. (2006) ‘Parenting advice books about child sleep: cosleeping and crying it out’
  • Rosier , Jennifer G. and Cassels, Tracy (2020) ‘From “Crying Expands the Lungs” to “You’re Going to Spoil That Baby”: How the Cry-It-Out Method Became Authoritative Knowledge.’
  • Davies L. (1995). Babies co-sleeping with parents. Midwives: Official Journal of the Royal College of Midwives, 108, 384–386.
  • Douglas P. S., Hill P. S. (2013). Behavioral sleep interventions in the first six months of life do not improve outcomes for mothers or infants: A systematic review. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 34(7), 497–507.
  • Furstenberg F. F. (1966). Industrialization and the American family: A look backward. American Sociological Review, 31(3), 326–337.

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