Newly Released Book

Out of Milk: Infant food insecurity in a rich nation (June 2020, UBC Press)

Out of Milk reveals the experiences of mothers struggling to feed their children and the policy gaps that put babies at risk of going hungry in a high-income nation.

Out of Milk can be purchased here.


Selected Publications

Pineau, C., Williams, P. L., Brady, J., Waddington, M., & Frank, L. (2021). Exploring experiences of food insecurity, stigma, social exclusion, and shame among women in high-income countries: A narrative review. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des études Sur l’alimentation, 8(3).

Sim, Meaghan, Melissa Rothfus, Megan Aston, Sara Kirk, Lesley Frank, Keisha Jefferies, and Marilyn Macdonald. 2020. “Breastfeeding Experiences among Mothers Living with Food Insecurity in High Resource, Western Countries a Qualitative Systematic Review Protocol.” JBI Evidence Synthesis.

Frank, Lesley, Madeleine Waddington, Meaghan Sim, Misty Rossiter, Shannan Grant, and Patricia L. Williams. 2020. “The Cost and Affordability of Growing and Feeding a Baby in Nova Scotia.” Canadian Journal of Public Health 111(4):531–42.

Frank, L. 2018. “Finding Formula: Community-based organizational responses to infant formula needs due to household food insecurity.” Canadian Food Studies Journal, 5(1): 90-112.

Orr, S., N. Dachner, L. Frank and V. Tarasuk. 2018. “The relationship between household food insecurity and infant feeding practices among Canadian mothers.” Canadian Medical Association Journal, 190 (11) E307-E309.

Frank, L. 2015. “Exploring infant feeding practice in food insecure households: What is the real issue?” Food and Foodways: Explorations in the History and Culture of Human Nourishment, 23(3): 186-209.

Frank, L. 2015. “Breastfeeding paradox: a critique of policy related to infant food insecurity in Canada.” Journal of Food, Culture and Society, 8(1): 107-129.