A History of Infant Feeding

@article{Stevens2009AHO,
  title={A History of Infant Feeding},
  author={Emily E Stevens and Thelma E. Patrick and Rita H. Pickler},
  journal={Journal of Perinatal Education},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={32 - 39}
}
The historical evolution of infant feeding includes wet nursing, the feeding bottle, and formula use. Before the invention of bottles and formula, wet nursing was the safest and most common alternative to the natural mother’s breastmilk. Society’s negative view of wet nursing, combined with improvements of the feeding bottle, the availability of animal’s milk, and advances in formula development, gradually led to the substitution of artificial feeding for wet nursing. In addition, the… 

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