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Milk, money, and madness : the culture and politics of breastfeeding

Author: Naomi Baumslag; Dia L Michels
Publisher: Westport, Conneticut : Bergin & Garvey, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the issues around breastfeeding and the infant formula industry in both industrial and underdeveloped countries.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Baumslag; Dia L Michels
ISBN: 0897894073 9780897894074 0897894081 9780897894081 9780313360602 031336060X
OCLC Number: 32431922
Awards: Winner of American Medical Writers Association, Honorable Mention-Trade Category-Nurturing 0 (United States)
Description: xxxi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Breastfeeding beliefs and practices --
Breastfeeding customs around the world --
Wet nursing, surrogate feeding, and healing qualities of breastmilk --
Breastmilk: the miracle food and medicine --
Cow's milk is for cows --
Artificial feeding --
Breastmilk economics --
The global search for formula sales --
Women and work --
Appendixes.
Responsibility: Naomi Baumslag, M.D., M.P.H. and Dia L. Michels ; foreword by Dr. Richard Jolly, Acting Executive Director, UNICEF.

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