A social history of wet nursing in America : from breast to bottle [E-Book] / Janet Golden.
Golden, Janet Lynne, (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996
1 online resource (xiii, 215 pages)
Cambridge studies in the history of medicine
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Public discourse and private relations: Wet nursing in colonial America
  • 2. The new motherhood and the new view of wet nurses, 1780-1865
  • 3. Finding "just the right kind of woman": The urban wet nurse marketplace, 1830-1900
  • 4. "Victims of distressing circumstances": The wet nurse labor force and the offspring of wet nurses, 1860-1910
  • 5. Medical oversight and medical dilemmas: The physician and the wet nurse, 1870-1910
  • 6. "Obliged to have wet nurses": Relations in the private household, 1870-1925
  • 7. "Therapeutic merchandise": Human milk in the twentieth century
  • Epilogue: From commodity to gift.