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Further reading

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    Mother and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding

    Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
    The Belknap Press, 2011

    Dr. Sarah Hrdy has been revolutionizing our understanding of primate mothers and behavior since the 1970s. In this powerhouse synthesis, Hrdy explores how social support of mothers and infants shaped humans to cooperate in ways unparalleled in the animal kingdom. From our social insight to our capacity for empathy, the attributes that make humans human reflect the exceptional care of human infants.

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    Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy

    Jennifer Grayson
    Harper Paperbacks, 2016

    Unlatched is journalist Jennifer Grayson’s barnstorming journey through the state of breast milk science. From evolutionary adaptations to cultural traditions to historical context to clinical practice to industry process, Jennifer Grayson explores the many manifestations of mother’s milk as she comes to grips with understanding motherhood.

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    "The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am"

    Angela Garbes
    The Stranger, 2015

    Food critic Angela Garbes turned her culinary lens on the substance with which she was nourishing her daughter. She noted that breast milk "possesses subtleties in flavor that reflect its terroir—the mother's body." This essay explores the body politic as well as the science, and all deeply embedded within her own personal experiences of the rhythm and cycle of being a working, lactating mom. Garbes's first foray into breast milk went quickly viral precisely because it grappled with the nuances and complexities of breastfeeding.

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