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Parenting ideologies, infant feeding and popular culture

Abigail Locke

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/9781447338499.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter takes a critical social and health psychological perspective to bring together different strands of the contemporary debate around infant feeding, drawing on ideas across the social and ... More


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


Back To the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

Jessica Martucci

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288031
eISBN:
9780226288178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288178.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Breastfeeding rates in America fell throughout the 1950s and 1960s before beginning to climb again in the 1970s. This work argues that the development of an ideology of natural motherhood preceded ... 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, 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


‘Missing milk’: an exploration of migrant mothers’ experiences of infant feeding in the UK

Louise Condon

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/9781447338499.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores the experiences of parents born abroad who are raising a child in the United Kingdom. It is recognised that work, paid and unpaid, can pose challenges to exclusive and even ... More


Feeding Strategies for Children of HIV-Infected Mothers: Modeling the Trade-Off Between HIV Infection and Non-HIV Mortality

James G. Kahn, Elliot Marseille, and Joseph Saba

in Quantitative Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087512
eISBN:
9780300128222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087512.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter assesses the risk of HIV transmission in several infant feeding strategies. It presents a model of the trade-off between preventing maternal-infant HIV transmission and increasing ... More


Breastfeeding’s emotional intensity: pride, shame and status

Lisa Smyth

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/9781447338499.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter looks at how underlying social processes of status inequality, anxiety, and shame shape infant feeding orientation. It examines this connection by looking at the ways in which status ... More


From the Womb to the Breast: Total Motherhood and Risk-Free Children

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/9780814794814.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines how the representation and practice of infant feeding are shaped by social expectations of mothers, and describes an ideology of total motherhood that requires mothers to devote ... More


Monitoring Mothers: A Recent History of Following the Doctor’s Orders

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/9780814794814.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This introductory chapter looks at the history of pediatrics and the evolving perception of women's bodies in conjunction with infant health. To a certain extent pediatrics and baby formula ... More


Law of lactation breaks in the UK: employers’ perspectives

Melanie Fraser

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/9781447338499.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter looks into the legal understandings that managers have of lactation breaks. It gives a summary of the key legislation applicable in the United Kingdom and discusses how this is applied ... More


Managing the dynamics of shame in breastfeeding support

Dawn Leeming

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/9781447338499.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines research on women's experiences of breastfeeding which explores how shame might arise where they face challenges with this. It then considers what might be learned about ... More


Troubled talk and talk about troubles: moral cultures of infant feeding in professional, policy and parenting discourses

Helen Lomax

in Family troubles?: Exploring changes and challenges in the family lives of children and young people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447304432
eISBN:
9781447307884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304432.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the ways in which policy agendas and contemporary notions of the ‘good mother’ frame infant feeding practices, rendering them a site of moral and interactional trouble. Drawing ... More


Physical health

Jonathan Bradshaw, Veronica Dale, and Karen Bloor

in The well-being of children in the UK

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447325628
eISBN:
9781447325659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325628.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Infant and child mortality rates remain relatively high. Low birth weight is also higher than comparable countries. The social class gap in infant mortality has been increasing in the last decade. ... More


Conclusion

Sally Dowling, David Pontin, and Kate Boyer

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/9781447338499.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This concluding chapter discusses the interdisciplinary approach taken towards the subject of breastfeeding and how these can contribute to policy and academic study. It shares some of the dialogue ... More


‘Betwixt and between’: women’s experiences of breastfeeding long term

Sally Dowling

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/9781447338499.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter draws on research with women who breastfeed for longer than is usual in the United Kingdom, where a minority of women are still breastfeeding at six months and an unknown number ... More


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