A History of Infant Feeding

August 2018

This article available online at the US National Library of Medicine explores the historical evolution of feeding practices for an infant immediately after birth.

Researchers Emily E Stevens, Thelma E Patrick and Rita Pickler provide a review of wet nursing, the feeding bottle, and the use of formula from Ancient Roman times.

World Breastfeeding Week, 1 – 7 August.

The paper was published in the Journal of Perinatal Education in 2009.

Read in Manguinhos:

Breastfeeding week. 1-7 August 2015 – According to the Maternal and Child Nutrition Study Group, If every child was breastfed within an hour of birth, given only breast milk for their first six months of life, and continued breastfeeding up to the age of two years, about 800 000 child lives would be saved every year.

Madres y niños en HCS-Manguinhos – Una selección de artículos sobre las políticas de salud para madres y niños en América Latina.

Medicina y psicología en la Argentina, 1935-1942 –  El trabajo de Ana Briolotti (Conicet) indaga el uso médico de las técnicas de evaluación psicológica en dispensarios de lactantes de Buenos Aires.

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