Table of Contents

Infant feeding beliefs and practices across cultures: an introduction.
Managing the lactating body: the breastfeeding project in the age of anxiety.
Attitudes to breastfeeding.
The imperative to breastfeed: an Australian perspective.
Infant feeding and the problems of policy.
Shifting identities: social and cultural factors that shape decision-making around sustaining breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding under the blanket: exploring the tensions between health and social attitudes to breastfeeding in the United States, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
Breastfeeding beliefs and practices among employed women: a Thai cultural perspective.
Good mothers and infant feeding practices among women in Northern Thailand.
Breastfeeding in sub-Saharan Africa: still the best despite the risk of HIV.
Infant feeding in the era of HIV: challenges and opportunities.
Facing competing cultures of breastfeeding: the experience of HIV-positive women in Burkina Faso.
Fluid boundaries: multiple meanings of the illness 'moto' in Northern Malawi.
From traditional to optimal breastfeeding practices: selected cases from Central and Southern Africa.
Hoki kit e ukaipo: reinstating Maori infant care practices to increase breastfeeding rates.
Infant feeding in indigenous Australian communities.
Breastfeeding, vertical disease transmission and the volition of medicines in Malawi.
Infant feeding beliefs and practices in Islamic societies: focusing on rural Turkey.
Early initiation of breastfeeding and its beneficial effects in Japan.
Socio-cultural factors influencing feeding patterns within 6 months postpartum in rural Vietnam.
Infant feeding following migration: attitudes and practices of women born in Turkey and Vietnam after migration to Australia.