Is Breast Best?
Taking on the Breastfeeding Experts and the New High Stakes of MotherhoodeBook - 2011
Since the invention of dextri-maltose and the subsequent rise of Similac in the early twentieth century, parents with access to clean drinking water have had a safe alternative to breast-milk. Use of formula spiked between the 1950s and 1970s, with some reports showing that nearly 75 percent of the population relied on commercial formula to at least supplement a breastfeeding routine. So how is it that most of those bottle-fed babies grew up to believe that breast, and only breast, is best?. In Is Breast Best? Joan B. Wolf challenges the widespread belief that breastfeeding is medically superi
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, c2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 241 p.)