1921
Volume 36, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

This issue of the interdisciplinary journal is dedicated to a subject that has great social implications to a large part of the world population. While in the industrialized world no ill effects have resulted from the practice of bottle-feeding and the decline of breast-feeding of infants, the picture is more complicated in the developing world. In countries with a less developed health care system and a low income population, breast-feeding and fertility are important public health issues. In the 1960s, there was a great push by the milk industries to advertise bottle-feeding in order to expand markets in the Third World. This campaign generated a counter-campaign that has now reached a kind of equilibrium.

In the developing countries, breast-feeding is a serious matter because of the relationship between breast-feeding and fertility.

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1987-03-01
2018-11-16
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