Two thousand years of medical advice on breastfeeding: comparison of Chinese and western texts.

@article{Gartner1994TwoTY,
  title={Two thousand years of medical advice on breastfeeding: comparison of Chinese and western texts.},
  author={Lawrence M Gartner and C B Stone},
  journal={Seminars in perinatology},
  year={1994},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={532-6}
}
This discussion introduces only a few aspects of the historical writings on breastfeeding in the two cultures. Chinese writings seem to be closer in orientation to modern worldwide medical advice, approaching breastfeeding from a more natural and supportive perspective. Ancient and not-so-ancient western medical advice on breastfeeding often implies the… CONTINUE READING