Encouraging breastfeeding: A relational perspective.

  title={Encouraging breastfeeding: A relational perspective.},
  author={Fiona Dykes and Ren{\'e}e Flacking},
  journal={Early human development},
  volume={86 11},
Despite the WHO recommendations that babies should be breastfed exclusively for six months and thereafter for up to two years and beyond this pattern of feeding is far from the global norm. Although breastfeeding is triggered through biological mechanisms which have not changed with time, the perception of breastfeeding as a phenomenon is variable, as it not only reflects cultural values of motherhood but is also negotiable from the perspective of the individual. This paper argues that… CONTINUE READING
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