Barriers to breastfeeding paper is here!
Find out in the Barriers to Breastfeeding paper how history may be effecting your decision to breastfeed, and your success breastfeeding, almost 80 years later!
Since the 1940s, breastfeeding culture has changed in the United States (U.S.) and globally (Wambach & Riordan, 2016).
World War II started in 1939; from 1940 to 1945 there was a 50% increase in the female labor force as women filled the jobs previously occupied by men for the first time in history (Metropolitan State University n.d; Shah, April 23, 2015). This led to an extensive shift in home life, advertising, production of products geared towards women’s new occupations, and social attitudes (Wambach & Riordan, 2016). This cultural shift was the genesis of the generational decline in breastfeeding.