Infant Feeding Practices

A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Editors: Liamputtong, Pranee (Ed.)

  • Brings together current research on infant feeding beliefs and practices around the world
  • Uniquely written from a cross-cultural perspective
  • Makes recommendations for the provision of health and social services to mothers and families
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Infant Feeding Practices A Cross-Cultural Perspective Pranee Liamputtong, Editor It’s natural... It’s unsightly... It’s normal... It’s dangerous. To breastfeed or not? For millions of women around the world, this personal decision is influenced by numerous social, cultural, and health factors. Infant Feeding Practices is the first book to delve into these factors from a global perspective, revealing striking similarities and differences from country to country. Dispatches from Asia, Australia, Africa, the U.K., and the U.S. explore as wide a gamut of salient issues affecting feeding practices as traditional beliefs about colostrums, “breast is best” campaigns, partner attitudes, workplace culture, direct government intervention, and the pressure to be a “good mother.” Throughout these informative pages, women are seen balancing innovation and tradition to nurture healthy, thriving babies. A sampling of topics covered: • Policy versus practice in infant feeding. • Infant feeding in the age of AIDS. • Managing the lactating body: the view from the U.S. • Motherhood, work, and feeding. • The effects of migration on infant feeding. • From breastfeeding tradition to optimal breastfeeding practice. Infant Feeding Practices is a first-of-its-kind resource for researchers and practioners in maternal and child health, public health, global health, and cultural anthropology seeking empirical findings and culturally diverse information on this sensitive issue.

About the authors

Pranee Liamputtong is a Personal Chair in Public Health at the School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.  She has previously published a book with Springer: Doing Cross-Cultural Research: Ethical and Methodological Perspectives.

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“This cross-cultural perspective of infant feeding practices investigates how mothers in a variety of cultures and sub-cultures make infant feeding decisions. … The book’s strength is its acknowledgement and coverage of the multiple interlocking factors that determine women’s infant-feeding decisions, including the effects of class, geographical region and education, which affect the cultural background. … This book will encourage reflection for clinicians, health policy-makers, sociologists, cultural historians, and mothers themselves.” (Virginia Thorley, International Lactation consultant Association, November, 2011)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Infant Feeding Beliefs and Practices Across Cultures: An Introduction

    Liamputtong, Pranee

    Pages 1-20

  • Managing the Lactating Body: The Breastfeeding Project in the Age of Anxiety

    Avishai, Orit

    Pages 23-38

  • Attitudes to Breastfeeding

    Scott, Jane A.

    Pages 39-54

  • The Imperative to Breastfeed: An Australian Perspective

    Sheehan, Athena (et al.)

    Pages 55-76

  • Infant Feeding and the Problems of Policy

    Lee, Ellie

    Pages 77-91

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eBook $179.00
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Hardcover $229.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infant Feeding Practices
Book Subtitle
A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Editors
  • Pranee Liamputtong
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6873-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6873-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6872-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0149-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 372
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