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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...

Chinese Adoption: A Mini Guide

Chinese Adoption: A Mini Guide

This mini guide provides basic insight and guidance for parents considering adopting from China. A list to myths, pitfalls, costs involved as well as general guidelines to the process are included. Approximately 2,100 words.

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...

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