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... be some people who will come between them and their babies, saying '
mothers need their rest' as they wheel the infant off to the nursery, or 'demand
feeding means that you can feed any time between three and five hours after the
last feed, ...
Feeding the baby alone often takes five hours out of the twenty-four, and
sometimes considerably longer. Although some babies finish a feed in half an
hour, they need six of these at least in the twenty-four hours, and a good many
take twice ...
We know that complete breast-feeding, that is, without the addition of any solid
foods or other milk, at any rate when the mother herself is not having a good diet,
makes it unlikely that a women will ovulate, and every peasant woman breast-fed
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Mothercraft or Motherhood ?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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