Breastfeeding: How the Biological Norm became perceived as a Modern Day Pressure

Anna Burbidge's picture
July 1, 2015

Breastfeeding is the biological norm.  Breastmilk is uniquely suited for a human baby and discoveries are still being made about the way it interacts with an infant to give it optimal development.  For thousands of years women gave birth and nursed their babies, supported by a close-knit group of family and friends. If difficulties arose they were surrounded by others who would help.

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