Is Breast Best?

Is Breast Best?

Taking on the Breastfeeding Experts and the New High Stakes of Motherhood

eBook - 2011
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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
ISBN: 9780814795255
0814795250
0814794815
9780814794814
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 241 p.)

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