Back to the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

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By chronicling the "back to the breast" movement among American mothers, Jessica L. Martucci provides a welcome account of what it has meant to breastfeed in modern America. She reveals why breastfeeding practice made a comeback in the second half of the twentieth century, even amid overwhelming advice from medical and scientific experts advocating the sufficiency, if not the superiority, of bottle-feeding. While rates of breastfeeding fell throughout the 1950s and '60s, only to rebound in the '70s, the return to ...

Back to the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America 2015, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226288031

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