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Gentle Weaning: Breastfeeding “Forever” Features

Barbara Higham, West Yorkshire, UK Photo: Liesl Marelli   Early weaning While the prevalent cultural attitude in many countries now is toward weaning babies early, during most periods of history and in most parts of the world babies have been breastfed for years rather than months (Mead & Newton 19671). A breastfed baby depends on his mother for both food and comfort and in societies that...

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