Sharing mothering experiences past and present In the 1970s it felt like all sorts of new opportunities were starting to open up for women. Germaine Greer’s book The Female Eunuch, published at the start of the decade, caused controversy as it talked about the oppression of women in contemporary … [Read more...] about Rolling back the Years: And so to the Seventies
Sharing mothering experiences past and present My mother gave birth in the 50s and was told, like many women of her era, that her milk was “too thin” and that she should give formula. This was still a time when birth and breastfeeding were not widely discussed. When she was giving birth to me my … [Read more...] about Rolling back the Years: Birth and breastfeeding in the 1950s
Sharing mothering experiences past and present Judging by the media coverage breastfeeding gets, a lot of people do want to talk about it. Just mention the word and it’s more than likely that a passionate debate will start. It’s a subject which both polarises people and stirs intense emotions - … [Read more...] about Rolling back the years: want to talk about breastfeeding?