This volume unites sociocultural, biological, and archaeological anthropological scholarship to spark new conversations and research about breastfeeding. Drawing on case studies and analyses of key issues in the field, the book highlights the power of anthropological research to illuminate the evolutionary, historical, biological, and sociocultural context of the complex, lived experience of breastfeeding. By bringing together researchers across three anthropological subfields, the volume seeks to produce transformative knowledge about human lactation, breastfeeding, and human milk.
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“Truly everything one could ever want to know about anthropological approaches to breastfeeding in the early 21st century, this volume includes cutting-edge research with multiple views from biological and sociocultural anthropologists and bioarchaeologists. It moves the discussion far beyond 'breast is best' and 'it's only natural' and represents the very best of contemporary biocultural approaches in anthropology. A 'must read' for health care providers, breastfeeding activists, policy makers, and everyone concerned about maternal and infant health."
— PROFESSOR WENDA TREVATHAN,
NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY