Posted by: Indonesian Children | April 26, 2009

Culture and History of Breastfeeding

On Human Milk – 1868 scientific description of human milk at 
Regional Variation in Public Opinion about BF in the U.S. -2003 LLLI Conference Poster Session Abstract  
BF Practices in Mexico: an Overview -2003 LLLI Conference Poster Session Abstract  
Training Traditional Mother Support in Mumbia, India – 2003 LLLI Conference Poster Session Abstract 
Advocacy in Pakistan  
Kangaroo Mother Care: Restoring the Original Paradigm for Infant Care and BreastfeedingLeaven
Cultural Aspects of Breastfeeding
Cultural Aspects of Breastfeeding – a U.S. perspective.  Lactation Education Resources
Delaying start of breastfeeding – cultural processes
A Look at Breastfeeding: Past, Present, & Future
Breastfeeding History Chart
Breastfeeding Becomes Political–A History
Cultural Aspects of Starting Solids – Leaven
BF & Child Care in Finland “…a fascinating discussion of attitudes and practices about breastfeeding and child care in Finland”
An African hospital becomes Baby-Friendly “Celebrating BF, African-Style”– Leaven
History of Breastfeeding – from
The cultural context of breastfeeding and breastfeeding policy – you have to scroll down to find this paper as two papers are on the same web page.
The Cultural Art of Breastfeeding
BF in Mali article – “I was a little surprised when I came to the United States to see that women do not freely and openly breastfeed babies as women in my country do…   (in Mali) It is the acceptable thing to do. In fact, any woman who would let her child cry and not try to calm her/him down with breastfeeding first is sure to attract criticism from everyone around, strangers and acquaintances alike.”
Breastfeeding and Weaning Practices- A Rural Study in Uttar Pradesh
Breastfeeding and weaning patterns in Benghazi, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Negotiating Breastfeeding: Pakistani Women, White Women and their Experiences in Hospital and at Home
Infant feeding practices in infants 0-12 months of age in Taman Sri Nanding, Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia
Current status of breast-feeding in Alexandria governorate
Breast Feeding Patterns in an Urban Resettlement Colony of Delhi
Breastfeeding and child care in Finland
This page from the U.N. lists numerous studies on breastfeeding in countries including Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Nepal, China, Bangladesh, & Singapore
Some statistical info on bf and baby-friendly initiative in China
Breastfeeding in Northern Bangladesh & One of the Most Intact Breastfeeding Cultures in the World: Bangladesh
Ancient medical writings on breastfeeding in China and Europe – a specialty of this physician.
Breastfeeding: The Lost Art by Marie Davis, RN, IBCLC
The Legacy of Scientific Motherhood by Marie Davis, RN, IBCLC
The Role of Advertising in Providing for Infants by Andrew Van Alstyne
Breastfeeding History Timeline by Schai B. Pilkenton
History of Breastfeeding by Ted Greiner, PhD
A Look at Breastfeeding: Past, Present and Future by Nancy E. Wight MD, FAAP, IBCLC
Neonatal Feeding by Martin H. Greenberg, MD, Chapter 4 from Historical Review and Recent Advances in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine (Smith GF and Vidyasagar D, editors)
Infant Nutrition (1866-1966): An Exhibit in Five Parts Introduction by Patricia Swan, PhD, from the Eskind Biomedical Library Historical Collection of Vanderbilt University Medical Center
The philosopher Favorinus on breast-feeding (Aulus Gellius, Attic Nights 12.1, exc. L)
A controversial formula by Emma Hall. “Infant formula is an adequate substitute for breastfeeding, but it has a chequered history and remains controversial”
Nursing Bottles in History from
The Legal History of Breastfeeding by Jama E. Fisk, JD
History of Wet Nursing/Cross Nursing by Judy Minami (scroll down)
Choosing a Wet-nurse from Childbirth or The Happy Deliverie of Women by James Guillemeau, London 1612
Advice on hiring a wet-nurse. Rome, 1st cent. A.D.
Hiring a wet-nurse. Italy, 3rd/2nd cent. B.C.
Two contracts for the services of wet nurses for slave children. Alexandria, 13 B.C.



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