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... but she behaves in an easy , spontaneous and above all non - anxious manner
may be a good deal more important than the system of child - rearing she adopts
or the fact that she holds or does not hold the child , or even that she breast - or ...
Some hospitals do not permit the mother even to hold the baby after delivery , or
if they do allow it , may insist that she holds it the other side of a sheet , so that no
germs on her hand or body can be conveyed to the baby , and hence to the ...
Another said , ' I didn ' t feel any emotion when I first saw Catherine lifted out and
heard her cry , but as soon as they gave her to me to hold a few seconds later I
thought she was fantastic . ' The mothers themselves often wanted to touch most
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A leading social anthropologist examines what being a mother means to a woman as a person, using examples from societies all over the world, and concludes that a great deal of what we call "maternal ... Read full review
Mothercraft or Motherhood?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis
No preview available - 1987
Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989