Author(s): Bryder L
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Abstract In the early twentieth century, mothers began to turn towards scientific infant-feeding formulae as an alternative to breastfeeding their babies. This is strange because the benefits of breastfeeding were widely recognised. The extraordinary rise of the formula feed therefore demands a special explanation, one that includes an appreciation of key changes in public health, the emergence of paediatrics as a profession, commercial interests and advances in the sciences of bacteriology and nutrition. All these factors conspired to propel the formula feed to the fore.
This article was published in Endeavour
and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals