Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

White Blood A History of Human Milk

by Lawrence Trevelyan Weaver

Gift Books History Lifestyle and Health Parenting Popular Science

White Blood A History of Human Milk Synopsis

White Blood is a history of human milk and tells the story of how babies have been fed from antiquity to modern times and why it matters. 'Breast is Best' is the popular mantra, but there is a perennial debate about the pros and cons of 'breast and bottle'. White Blood explores this vital question, which has implications for the health and wellbeing of mothers, their young, families, communities and even countries. Starting in Ancient Greece and Rome, where human milk was thought to be blood diverted from the womb to the breast and there whitened and vivified, it lets the voices of those concerned with the care of newborn infants, and those who followed them, speak across the centuries of how they were, and should best be, nourished.

If you loved this, you might like these...

Beach Explorer
How to be Sad
Perimenopause Power
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781913491260
Publication date: 28/04/2021
Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781913491260
Publication date: 28th April 2021
Author: Lawrence Trevelyan Weaver
Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 280 pages
Genres: Gift Books, History, Lifestyle & Health, Parenting, Popular Science,
Categories: Popular science,

About Lawrence Trevelyan Weaver

Lawrence Trevelyan Weaver is a paediatrician, nutritional scientist and gastroenterologist whose interests have turned to history. Now Emeritus Professor of Child Health and Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for the History of Medicine of the University of Glasgow, he spent much of his professional life thinking about human milk, caring for babies with feeding problems, and researching the gut disorders caused by what they were fed.

More About Lawrence Trevelyan Weaver

More Books By Lawrence Trevelyan Weaver

Cover for Painter of Pedigree  by Lawrence Trevelyan Weaver
View All Books By Lawrence Trevelyan Weaver

Share this book