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The Resource Back to the breast : natural motherhood and breastfeeding in America, Jessica L. Martucci

Back to the breast : natural motherhood and breastfeeding in America, Jessica L. Martucci

Label
Back to the breast : natural motherhood and breastfeeding in America
Title
Back to the breast
Title remainder
natural motherhood and breastfeeding in America
Statement of responsibility
Jessica L. Martucci
Title variation
Natural motherhood and breastfeeding in America
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After decades of decline during the twentieth century, breastfeeding rates began to rise again in the 1970s, a rebound that has continued to the present. While it would be easy to see this reemergence as simply part of the naturalism movement of the '70s, Jessica Martucci reveals here that the true story is more complicated. Despite the widespread acceptance and even advocacy of formula feeding by many in the medical establishment throughout the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, a small but vocal minority of mothers, drawing upon emerging scientific and cultural ideas about maternal instinct, infant development, and connections between the body and mind, pushed back against both hospital policies and cultural norms by breastfeeding their children. As Martucci shows, their choices helped ideologically root a "back to the breast" movement within segments of the middle-class, college-educated population as early as the 1950s. That movement -- in which the personal and political were inextricably linked -- effectively challenged midcentury norms of sexuality, gender, and consumption, and articulated early environmental concerns about chemical and nuclear contamination of foods, bodies, and breast milk. In its groundbreaking chronicle of the breastfeeding movement, Back to the Breast provides a welcome and vital account of what it has meant, and what it means today, to breastfeed in modern America. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martucci, Jessica L
Dewey number
649/.33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RJ216
LC item number
.M36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 A-796
  • WS 11 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding promotion
  • Infants
  • Motherhood
  • Maternal and infant welfare
  • Mothers
  • Breast Feeding
  • Breast Feeding
  • Health Promotion
  • Maternal Behavior
  • Maternal Welfare
  • History, 20th Century
  • United States
  • Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding promotion
  • Infants
  • Maternal and infant welfare
  • Motherhood
  • Mothers
  • United States
  • Stillen
  • Muttermilch
  • Säuglingsernährung
  • USA
Label
Back to the breast : natural motherhood and breastfeeding in America, Jessica L. Martucci
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: why breastfeeding? -- Make room for mother: the "psy"-entific ideology of natural motherhood -- Frustration and failure: the scientific management of breastfeeding -- "Motherhood raised to the nth degree": breastfeeding in the postwar years -- Maternal expectations: new mothers, nurses, and breastfeeding -- Our bodies, our nature: breastfeeding, the environment, and feminism -- Woman's right, mother's milk: the nature and technology of breast milk feeding -- Epilogue. Natural motherhood redux
Control code
ocn902656906
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780226288178
Lccn
2015004416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226288031
  • (OCoLC)902656906
Label
Back to the breast : natural motherhood and breastfeeding in America, Jessica L. Martucci
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: why breastfeeding? -- Make room for mother: the "psy"-entific ideology of natural motherhood -- Frustration and failure: the scientific management of breastfeeding -- "Motherhood raised to the nth degree": breastfeeding in the postwar years -- Maternal expectations: new mothers, nurses, and breastfeeding -- Our bodies, our nature: breastfeeding, the environment, and feminism -- Woman's right, mother's milk: the nature and technology of breast milk feeding -- Epilogue. Natural motherhood redux
Control code
ocn902656906
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780226288178
Lccn
2015004416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226288031
  • (OCoLC)902656906

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