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Ep. 100- Look How Far We’ve Come! A Look Back at Terrible Breastfeeding Recommendations- AKA: Bad Advice from White Guys

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Show Notes

On this episode of the Milk Minute, Heather and Maureen take time to celebrate their growth and take a look at how far they’ve come in 100 episodes!  They also take time to reflect on some of the terrible breastfeeding recommendations from old white guys!

So if you want to get a little spurt of humor in your day or just want to get some good breastfeeding one liners, tune in and hang out!


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Ebers Papyrus

‚ÄúCleopatra: A Life‚ÄĚ


Girolamo Mercuriale‚ÄúOn The Diseases of Women”

Chavasse ‚ÄúAdvice to a Wife‚ÄĚ

1916, The Sadlers Husband and Wife Doctors

1968 Cabbarrus Memorial Hospital nursing services instructions for new mothers

American Academy of Pediatrics

1970 Stevens, E. E., Patrick, T. E., & Pickler, R. (2009). A history of infant feeding. The Journal of perinatal education18(2), 32‚Äď39.

1984 Jane F. Seward, Mary K. Serdula; Infant Feeding and Infant Growth. Pediatrics October 1984; 74 (4): 728‚Äď762. 10.1542/peds.74.4.728

1986 Winikoff B, Laukaran VH, Myers D, Stone R. Dynamics of infant feeding: mothers, professionals, and the institutional context in a large urban hospital. Pediatrics. 1986 Mar;77(3):357-65. PMID: 3754045.

Referenced Milk Minute Podcast Episodes:
Ep. 19- History of Formula
Ep. 76- Weaning: History, Psychology, and Practical Tips
Ep. 93- Breastfeeding and Opioid Use Disorder
Ep. 97- History of WIC

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