Don't Kill Your Baby: Public Health and the Decline of Breastfeeding in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814208779
  • Publisher: Ohio State University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: Women and Health Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 290
  • Sales rank: 1,399,568
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Chronology of Events in Infant Feeding History
Introduction 1
1 "It Takes Quite a Little Courage to Stand Out": Mothers Move from Breast to Bottle 9
2 "Slaughter of the Innocents": Infant Mortality and the Urban Milk Supply 42
3 "They Cannot Transform Cows' Milk into Woman's Milk": Physicians and Infant Feeding 74
4 "Insist upon Breast Feeding": Public Health Organizations and Infant Feeding 102
5 "Mercenary Hirelings" or "A Great Blessing"?: Wet Nurses as Private and Institutional Employees 132
6 "Give It the Nearest Thing to Mother's Milk": Human Milk Substitutes 158
Epilogue: "A Matter of Nursing Routine": Infant Feeding since the 1930s 187
App. A Deaths from Diarrhea Under Two Years of Age in Chicago 205
App. B Percentage of Deaths Under Age One in Chicago by Cause, 1897 to 1939 208
App. C What Chicago Mothers Fed Their Newborns, 1911-1933 212
Notes 215
Works Cited 251
Index 281
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