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can you point me to a site w/history about ff?

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I'm sure I can dig this up if I work on it, but I find myself interested in some background on the development of infant formula and the way it's been used in the past couple of generations. My mom talks a lot about how my grandmother was appalled by the idea of artificial baby milk and always pooh-poohed the hype about how wonderful formula was.

I also want to know a bit more about how our mothers' generation was pushed towards FF (my mom nursed me for 6 months and was encouraged to stop) and why. Any good background info out there?
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I did a quick google search and found this article - pretty interesting, but it didn't talk about why our mom's generation was encourage to FF
Have you read the book "Milk, Money, and Madness" -- while it's a book about the history of bf it also tells alot about how ff came to be in this country. A very interesting read.
The Politics of Breastfeeding by Gabrielle Palmer is a very good read as well.
I was just going to pop on and say that if you really want to get into it, a web site probably isn't your best bet- the two books recommended here are awesome!
In the references section of the article a PP mentioned, there is a book I've never heard of:

4. Apple RD: Mothers and Medicine: A Social History of Infant Feeding. Madison, Wis., University of Wisconsin Press, 1987

I wonder if this has anything different from Milk, Money & Madness & The Politics of BF (the 1st book I liked a lot and really made me mad!).

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