Infant feeding in North East England: Contested spaces of reproduction

Pain, Rachel, Bailey, Cathy and Mowl, Graham (2001) Infant feeding in North East England: Contested spaces of reproduction. Area, 33 (3). pp. 261-272. ISSN 0004-0894

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Decisions about infant feeding are commonly viewed as an issue of personal choice made in the light of information about the benefits of breastfeeding. A pilot study of first-time parents' decisions and experiences in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, suggests that local cultural contexts, in particular how men and women are seen to be parenting in different spaces, have a profound influence on infant feeding.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breastfeeding, infant feeding, local cultures, North East England, parenting
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2015 16:20
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:23

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