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Mothers and Medicine: A Social History of Infant Feeding, 1890-1950 (History of Science and Medicine)

Mothers and Medicine: A Social History of Infant Feeding, 1890-1950 (History of Science and Medicine)

n the nineteenth century, infants were commonly breast-fed; by the middle of the twentieth century, women typically bottle-fed their babies on the advice of their doctors. In this book, Rima D. Apple discloses and analyzes the complex interactions of science, medicine, economics, and culture that underlie this dramatic shift in infant-care practices and women’s lives. As infant...

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