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Don't Kill Your Baby: Public Health and the Decline of Breastfeeding in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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How did breastfeeding - once accepted as the essence of motherhood and essential to the well-being of infants - come to be viewed with distaste and mistrust? Why did mothers come to choose artificial food over human milk, despite the health risks? In this history of infant feeding, Jacqueline H. Wolf focuses on turn-of-the-century Chicago as a microcosm of the urbanizing U ...more
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Published November 30th 2001 by Ohio State University Press (first published November 1st 2001)
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Academic yet super readable social history. For anybody who is into breastfeeding and natural parenting, and wants to get a view of how deeply ingrained some of the brainwashing on these subjects is. It is also Chicago-centric!
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