Mother's milk and pseudoscientific breastmilk testing in Pakistan.

  • D S Mull
  • Published 1992 in Social science & medicine


In urban squatter settlements and rural villages of Pakistan, human breastmilk is regarded as a potential source of destruction as well as of nurturance. Though it is highly valued as crucial for infant survival, it is also thought susceptible to becoming tainted in many ways: by a 'shadow' from the spirit world; by 'evil eye' or black magic due to others… (More)


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