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Book review: The Dance of Nurture: Negotiating Infant Feeding

Lecturer in maternal and child health Elizabeth Sheeba reviews The Dance of Nurture: Negotiating Infant Feeding
The Dance of Nurture

The Dance of Nurture: Negotiating Infant Feeding

Penny Van Esterik and Richard A. O'Connor

Berghahn

£85.00 hardback | 248pp

ISBN: 9781785335624

This book, written by experienced anthropologists, has a captivating title and explores biological, cultural and social facets of feeding practices.

The authors use a systematic approach to explain the concepts involved in infant feeding, and explore how custom and culture interact to support nurturing practices.

Chapters cover topics such as the life cycles regulating across generations, and the global shifts that are modernising nurture.

I would recommend this book to any postgraduate nurse, neonatologist and healthcare professional working with infants.

Elizabeth Sheeba, lecturer in maternal and child health nursing department, Sultan Qaboos University, College of Nursing, Oman

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