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DON'T KILL YOUR BABY: PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE DECLINE OF BREASTF IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES
""An outstanding contribution to the history of medicine and gender, Don't Kill Your Baby should be on the bookshelves of historians and health professionals as well as anyone interested in the way in which medical practice can be shaped by external forces." -Margaret Marsh, Rutgers University How did breastfeeding-once accepted as the essence of motherhood and essential t ...more
Published January 25th 2001 by Ohio State University Press
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If you work in the lactation field, this book should be required reading. It takes a really in-depth look at the history (and demise) of breastfeeding in America starting in the 19th century, and it really opened my eyes to how entrenched the idea that women can't exclusively breastfeed their babies is in American culture. I found the book a little repetitive, which is why I am only giving it 4 stars.