Infant Feeding Practices

Infant Feeding Practices

In B. Winikoff, M. A. Castle, & V. H. Laukaran (Eds.), Feeding infants in four societies: Causes and consequences of mothers' choices (pp. 187–202). New York: Greenwood. Van Esterik, P. (1989) Beyond the breast-bottle controversy.

Author: Pranee Liamputtong

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441968739

Category: Medical

Page: 372

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It’s natural... It’s unsightly... It’s normal... It’s dangerous. To breastfeed or not? For millions of women around the world, this personal decision is influenced by numerous social, cultural, and health factors. Infant Feeding Practices is the first book to delve into these factors from a global perspective, revealing striking similarities and differences from country to country. Dispatches from Asia, Australia, Africa, the U.K., and the U.S. explore as wide a gamut of salient issues affecting feeding practices as traditional beliefs about colostrums, “breast is best” campaigns, partner attitudes, workplace culture, direct government intervention, and the pressure to be a “good mother.” Throughout these informative pages, women are seen balancing innovation and tradition to nurture healthy, thriving babies. A sampling of topics covered: • Policy versus practice in infant feeding. • Infant feeding in the age of AIDS. • Managing the lactating body: the view from the U.S. • Motherhood, work, and feeding. • The effects of migration on infant feeding. • From breastfeeding tradition to optimal breastfeeding practice. Infant Feeding Practices is a first-of-its-kind resource for researchers and practioners in maternal and child health, public health, global health, and cultural anthropology seeking empirical findings and culturally diverse information on this sensitive issue.
Categories: Medical

Women s Labor Participation and Economic Development in Asia

Women s Labor Participation and Economic Development in Asia

Winikoff, B., et. al. 1988. "Infant Feeding in Bangkok, Thailand." In B. Winikoff, M. Castle and V. Laukaran (eds) Feeding Infants in Four Societies. Causes and Consequences of Mother's Choice. USA: Greenwood Press, Inc. pp. 15-41.

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ISBN: UOM:39015041286181

Category: Asia

Page: 126

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Categories: Asia

Infant and Child Nutrition Worldwide

Infant and Child Nutrition Worldwide

Whitehead , R. G. , and Paul , A. A .: Infant growth and human milk requirements : a fresh approach . ... Winikoff , B. , Castle , M. A. , and Laukaran , V. H. ( Eds . ) : Feeding Infants in Four Societies : Causes and Consequences of ...

Author: Frank Falkner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849388147

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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This volume provides a contemporary and historical overview of infant nutrition in Europe, North America, and the Third World. It emphasizes the important role that good nutrition, appropriate health care, and a caring environment play in promoting healthy physical and social growth in children. Issues covered include breast feeding, maternal undernutrition and reproductive performance, weaning, and the social and pyschological factors of breast feeding. The book will serve as an excellent guide for nutritionists, pediatricians, health professionals and others involved in child welfare worldwide.
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Global Inequalities at Work

Global Inequalities at Work

In Feeding infants in four societies: Cause and consequences of mothers' choices, edited by B. Winikoff, M. A. Castle, and V. H. Laukaran. New York: Greenwood Press. Wongboonsin, K., and V. P. Ruffolo. 1993. The future of Thailand's ...

Author: Jody Heymann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199747997

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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A map of the relationship between work and health that is truly global--both geographically and in its coverage of the impact of work on the health of individuals, families, and societies, has not previously been drawn. Global Inequalities at Work is the first book to fill in the map. Drawing from studies done around the world, it critically examines the many ways in which work is affecting health around the world. The first section covers the wide range of risks--physical, chemical, and social--tot he health of employees in agricultural, industrial, and post-industrial workplaces. Part II provides a detailed analysis of how working conditions can dramatically influence the health and welfare of family members--including children, elderly parents, and the disabled--in both the developing and industrial world. Part III examines the relationships between work and health at the societal level by focusing on two examples: the ways in which working conditions affect income inequalities and health, and the ways in which working conditions influence gender inequalities and health. Part IV investigates the new challenges to and opportunities for improving the relationship between work and health that are presented by a rapidly globalizing economy. Global Inequalities at Work addresses these issues at a time when globalization is both markedly changing the impact of work on the health of individuals, families, and societies, and radically revising what can be done about it. Leaders from universities, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations bring to this edited volume expertise from six continents.
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Breastfeeding and HIV AIDS

Breastfeeding and HIV AIDS

In Feeding Infants in Four Societies , eds . Beverly Winikoff , Mary Ann Castle , Virginia Hight Laukaran . New York : Greenwood Press , pp . 67-94 . Lawrence , Ruth A. 1989. Breastfeeding ; A Guide for the Medical Profession , Third ...

Author: Edith White

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786406941

Category: Medical

Page: 204

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The spread of the AIDS virus has introduced a new element into the formula-versus-breastfeeding controversy. Mothers, particularly those in developing nations, have been urged to breastfeed in order to better nourish their infants and protect them from disease or contaminants in the water used to prepare formula. Now, however, mothers and healthcare workers must consider the danger of transmitting AIDS via breastfeeding. When HIV-infected women nurse their children, they significantly increase the risk of transmitting the virus. The issue is further complicated in countries where the alternatives are not very promising and in cultures that stigmatize women for even undergoing AIDS testing. This informative analysis includes the development of research into HIV and breastfeeding, the medical and political questions surrounding the controversy, and options and solutions for women to consider in feeding their infants. Fully indexed, this book is an important contribution to the social and medical studies of one of the most tragic facets of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
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Women s Studies

Women s Studies

Beverly Winikoff and contributors examine mothers ' feeding decisions in Feeding Infants in Four Societies : Causes and Consequences of Mothers ' Choices ( Greenwood Press , 1988 ) . Responding to the debate on whether the advertising ...

Author: Linda A. Krikos

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563085666

Category: Social Science

Page: 828

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This monumental work maps the field of women's studies publications, covering thousands of titles and Web sites in 19 subject areas published in the last two decades of the 20th century.
Categories: Social Science

La Leche League

La Leche League

Packard , Veenal S. Human Milk and Infant Formula . New York : Academic Press ... The Infant - Feeding Triad : Infant , Mother , and Household . ... Feeding Infants in Four Societies : Causes and Consequences of Mothers ' Choices .

Author: Jule DeJager Ward

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807847917

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 227

View: 895

In 1956, when La Leche League was founded, if a new mother chose to breastfeed rather than bottlefeed her child, she could by no means expect universal support for her decision. Though physicians of the era admitted that breastfeeding was the best method
Categories: Health & Fitness

Materializing Thailand

Materializing Thailand

Ritual in Thailand', Journal of the Steward Anthropological Society,4(2):79-121. ... 'The Cultural Context of Infant Feeding', in B. Winikoff, M. Castle and V. Laukaran (eds), Feeding Infants in Four Societies,New York: Greenwood Press.

Author: Penny Van Esterik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000181241

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Thailand has become well known throughout the world for wonderful cuisine, great package holidays, sumptuous temples and textiles. Noticeably absent from glossy tourist brochures but equally well known throughout the Western world is Thailand's seedier side - the world of child exploitation, rampant prostitution and AIDS. Thailand maintains its appeal by slipping the ugly and painful out of sight and by promoting women as exotic visual icons through beauty contests, state rituals and the sex trade. This book explores the construction of gender in Thailand and in particular the role Bangkok plays in establishing gender relations for the whole of the country. It examines the historical and cultural processes underlying Thai public culture, including historical theme parks. The author demonstrates how the materiality of the Thai world shapes gender relations and how Buddhism discourages essentialisms, including fixed binary gender identities. Throughout the book, appearances are shown to be critically important, and the essentialism of gender is maintained through display, public presentations, and everyday material practices. Anyone wishing to understand the complexity of Thailand will find this book provides a highly readable and insightful analysis.
Categories: Social Science

Milk Craze

Milk Craze

The set of dietary guidelines issued by the Chinese Nutrition Society stresses the importance placed on formula milk in the infant diet during the four-to-eight-month-old window. The guideline suggests that babies should transition to ...

Author: Veronica S. W. Mak

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824886271

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Why do the Chinese, who are mostly lactase non-persistent, suddenly thirst for milk today? Whether it is formula milk, fresh cow milk, or tea with condensed milk, the rocketing milk consumption and production in China are of increasing global food safety, health, and environmental concerns. Milk Craze examines and compares developments in China's dairy industry and dietary dairy consumption, cross-nationally and globally, and more specifically in two localities: Shunde and Hong Kong. Through an innovative analysis of medical texts and social media, as well as careful ethnographic studies, Veronica Mak ponders why the surge in demand for Western cow milk coincides with the plunge in sales of indigenous water-buffalo milk and cheese. She reveals the multiple ways in which global industries and Chinese dairy conglomerates sabotage and destroy local dairy farms. She shows that the rise of milk consumption is not just about the globalization of cow milk production and Westernization of the Chinese diet, but also due to the crossovers between the traditional Chinese diet and medicine and modern global diets. She uses these reference points to explore the multiple meanings of dairy foods in China, such as the class and cultural attributes associated with British “milk tea” and flavored yogurt products, water buffalo curds and cheese, and the lower class associations of labor in the water-buffalo dairying industries, and then discusses these developments in China through colonial and modern global perspectives. Milk Craze argues powerfully that the Westernization or dramatic change of diet in China too often obscures structural, educational, occupational, and social stresses and constraints, while naturalizing the dubious redefinition of health, cognitive performance, and ideal body shape as individual responsibility and imperative.
Categories: Social Science

Nightmares

Nightmares

7 (4): 234–42. Winikoff, B., S. Durongdej, and B. J. Cerf. 1988. Infant feeding in Bangkok, Thailand. In Feeding infants in four societies: Causes and consequences of mother's choices, ed. B. Winikoff, M. A. Castle, and V. H. Laukaran, ...

Author: Patrick McNamara

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313345128

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 174

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Draws us into the world of nightmares, explaining what is known, suspected, and still mysterious about them, as well as why they might not be a sign of disorder but, instead, like a fever - unpleasant yet adaptive and even life-giving.
Categories: Health & Fitness