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Breastfeeding

Felicity Savage King and Ann Burgess

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622334
eISBN:
9780191723643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622334.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the importance of breastfeeding. Topics covered include types of breastfeeding (exclusive, partial, token breastfeeding), the dangers of partial breastfeeding, why breast milk ... More


Embodiment as a gauge of individual, public and planetary health

Maia Boswell-Penc

in Social Experiences of Breastfeeding: Building Bridges between Research, Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447338499
eISBN:
9781447338543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338499.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter begins by considering the specific context of the workplace as it presents significant barriers to women seeking to continue breastfeeding as they return to work. From there, the chapter ... More


The Science: Does Breastfeeding Make Smarter, Happier, and Healthier Babies?

Joan B. Wolf

in Is Breast Best?: Taking on the Breastfeeding Experts and the New High Stakes of Motherhood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794814
eISBN:
9780814795255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794814.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explains why the scientific evidence for breastfeeding's benefits is not nearly as compelling as various advocates insist. Despite overwhelming sentiment to the contrary, epidemiological ... More


Biocultural and Bioarchaeological Approaches to Infant and Young Child Feeding in the Past

Tina Moffat and Tracy Prowse

in Children and Childhood in Bioarchaeology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056807
eISBN:
9780813053653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056807.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Understanding infant and child feeding and its relationship to child health is a key part of bioarchaeological investigations into children and childhood in the past. Aside from old age, infancy and ... More


Natural Food, Natural Motherhood, and The Turn Toward Homemade: The 1970s to the 1990s

Amy Bentley

in Inventing Baby Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277373
eISBN:
9780520959149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277373.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1970s counterculture ethos fostered the growth of homemade baby food, which was touted as economical, more nutritious, and safer. Homemade baby food was emblematic of the emerging ethos of ... More


Thyroid Gland

Atul Kalhan (ed.)

in Best of Five MCQs for the Endocrinology and Diabetes SCE

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198729334
eISBN:
9780191916830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198729334.003.0007
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Endocrinology and Diabetes


How Do Stress, Sleep, Hormones, and the Immune System Interact and Relate to Fibromyalgia?

Daniel J. Wallace and Janice Brock Wallace

in All About Fibromyalgia: A Guide for Patients and their Families

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195147537
eISBN:
9780197561843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195147537.003.0012
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Rheumatology

In medical school, students learn about the human body by organ system. They spend a few weeks on the heart, then the lung, followed by the ... More


Starting lives, saving lives, screwing up lives: An exhibition of molecules that can help and harm the young

John Emsley

in Molecules at an Exhibition: Portraits of Intriguing Materials in Everyday Life

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198502661
eISBN:
9780191916458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198502661.003.0007
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

In this gallery we will look at the portraits of molecules which can affect us very profoundly, and not only ourselves, but also the life we carry inside us, or the ... More


Behind the Hype: Unproven, Experimental, Herbal, and Innovative Remedies

Daniel J. Wallace and Janice Brock Wallace

in All About Fibromyalgia: A Guide for Patients and their Families

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195147537
eISBN:
9780197561843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195147537.003.0034
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Rheumatology

Advocates of practical though controversial lifestyle approaches have always found a sympathetic ear in the United States since the time folk practitioner ... More


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