Nighttime Breastfeeding: An American Cultural Dilemma (Fertility #26) (Paperback)

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Nighttime for many new parents in the United States is fraught with the intense challenges of learning to breastfeed and helping their babies sleep so they can get rest themselves. Through careful ethnographic study of the dilemmas raised by nighttime breastfeeding, and their examination in the context of anthropological, historical, and feminist studies, this volume unravels the cultural tensions that underlie these difficulties. As parents negotiate these dilemmas, they not only confront conflicting medical guidelines about breastfeeding and solitary infant sleep, but also larger questions about cultural and moral expectations for children and parents, and their relationship with one another.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781785333460
ISBN-10: 1785333461
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2016
Pages: 316
Language: English
Series: Fertility