Infant feeding practices: a case study of post-world war two Kingston, Ontario
This thesis is an investigation of infant feeding practices employed by a sample of women who had babies in post-World War Two Kingston, Ontario. The thesis concluded that the majority of women in the case study chose to breastfeed their babies, relying on spouses and family members--not doctors--for help in deciding how to feed their infants. Moreover the study concluded that the mothers relied on advice literature for reassurance about infant feeding, not prescriptions. This presents a contrast to Canadian medical and historical literature which has labelled Canadian women as "victims of scientific motherhood" who consistently bottle-fed their babies until the mid-1970s.