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Infant Feeding Practices: Rates, Risks of Not Breastfeeding, and Factors Influencing Breastfeeding

Zaharah Sulaiman, Lisa H. Amir, and Pranee Liamputtong

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

In the past, feeding newborn mammals with breast milk was never a choice but rather a natural way of feeding. Without the influence of culture and beliefs, babies would naturally continue to ... More


Birth and the First Postnatal Hour

Wenda R. Trevathan

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Although there are many aspects of childbirth in the environment of evolutionary adaptedness (EEA) that would not be beneficial or desirable today (e.g., complications that result in high maternal ... More


Nighttime Nurturing: An Evolutionary Perspective on Breastfeeding and Sleep

Helen L. Ball and Charlotte K. Russell

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Consideration of the phylogenetic depth and cross-cultural breadth of mother–infant biology and behavior illuminates contemporary infant care. Three key “ancestral environments” (AEs) have defined ... More


Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Oxytocin Released by Suckling and of Skin-to-Skin Contact in Mothers and Infants

Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This commentary gives an extended and comprehensive description of the effect spectrum caused by oxytocin beyond that of milk ejection. Based on the role of oxytocin as an integrator of behavioral ... More


Perspective 6: Nurturant Versus Nonnurturant Environments and the Failure of the Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness

James W. Prescott

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0030
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy in Mother Nature (1999) noted that “… no wild monkey or ape mother has ever been observed to deliberately harm her own baby” (p. 179). What has been lost along the evolutionary ... More


Perspective 7: “It's Dangerous to Be an Infant”: Ongoing Relevance of John Bowlby's Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness in Promoting Healthier Births, Safer Maternal–Infant Sleep, and Breastfeeding in a Contemporary Western Industrial Context

James J. McKenna and Lee T. Gettler

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0031
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Anthropologists rightly critique aspects of Bowlby’s concept of the environment of evolutionary adaptedness (EEA), particularly as regards his limited temporal focus on the Pleistocene, on one ... More


The Value of Using an Evolutionary Framework for Gauging Children's Well-Being

Darcia Narvaez, Jaak Panksepp, Allan N. Schore, and Tracy R. Gleason

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Humans, like all mammals, require extensive nurturing after birth in order to facilitate essential psychobiological attachment and other developmental processes. Animal, human psychological, ... More


Nutrition-Based Approaches to Early Childhood Development

Aisha K. Yousafzai, Mohammad Y. Yakoob, and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

in Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199922994
eISBN:
9780199980420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922994.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Undernutrition during pregnancy and early childhood is a major public health issue in low- and middle-income countries, accounting for 35% of all child deaths. For every child who survives, ... More


Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing

Darcia Narvaez, Kristin Valentino, Agustin Fuentes, James J. McKenna, and Peter Gray (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199964253
eISBN:
9780199366828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964253.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The social contexts in which children develop have transformed over recent decades, but also over millennia. Modern parenting practices have diverged greatly from ancestral practices, which included ... More


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