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Author Van Esterik, Penny, author.

Title The dance of nurture : negotiating infant feeding / Penny Van Esterik and Richard A. O'Connor
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2017
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Series Food, nutrition, and culture ; volume 6
Food, nutrition, and culture ; v. 6
Contents Part I. Challenges -- Introduction : recovering nurture -- Studying nurture -- Part II. Contexts -- Tracing the human story -- Entering the commensal circle -- Part III. Diversities -- Customizing nurture in Southeast Asia -- Modernizing nurture : a global shift -- Part IV. Interventions -- Mastering nurture : lessons unlearned -- Negotiating nurture : yesterday's lesson, tomorrow's hope
Summary Breastfeeding and child feeding at the center of nurturing practices, yet the work of nurture has escaped the scrutiny of medical and social scientists. Anthropology offers a powerful biocultural approach that examines how custom and culture interact to support nurturing practices. Our framework shows how the unique constitutions of mothers and infants regulate each other. The Dance of Nurture integrates ethnography, biology and the political economy of infant feeding into a holistic framework guided by the metaphor of dance. It includes a critique of efforts to improve infant feeding practices globally by UN agencies and advocacy groups concerned with solving global nutrition and health problems
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Baby foods -- Social aspects
Empathy in children.
Infants -- Nutrition -- Social aspects
Infants -- Nutrition.
Nurturing behavior in children.
Breast Feeding
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Breastfeeding.
Infants -- Nutrition -- Social aspects.
Nurturing behavior in children.
Form Electronic book
Author O'Connor, Richard A., author.
LC no. 2017016397
ISBN 1785335634