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Frustration and Failure: The Scientific Management of Breastfeeding

Jessica L. Martucci

in Back To the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288031
eISBN:
9780226288178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288178.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Scientific motherhood encompassed an interventionist, medical technology-driven model of maternal and child care that rested upon the expertise of scientifically-trained professionals as authorities ... More


Woman’s Right, Mother’s Milk: The Nature and Technology of Breast Milk Feeding

Jessica L. Martucci

in Back To the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288031
eISBN:
9780226288178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288178.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Throughout much of the history of the back to the breast movement, organized medicine was at best a silent witness and at worst an active impediment. By the 1980s, however, researchers began to ... More


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