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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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ICHISATO, Sueli Mutsumi Tsukuda  y  SHIMO, Antonieta Keiko Kakuda. Revisiting early weaning through historical analysis. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2002, vol.10, n.4, pp.578-585. ISSN 1518-8345.

Basic health actions require strategies towards awareness development concerning the importance of breastfeeding, particuarly aiming at the reduction of child morbi-mortality The history of breastfeeding presents a gap of information about how people have dealt with early weanin. This study aimed at revisiting early weaning the historical analysis of breastfeeding. The literture review methodology was used. The samples consisted of books, monographs, theses, dissertations, texts published in scientific journals and scientific articles obtained through the internet in the period of 1978 to 1998. These sources portray stories from mythological times up to this day. The review pointed out that weaning is socially and culturally constructed and determined and that, in order to maintain breastfeeding, women require not only social and family support, but also governmental support.

Palabras clave : weaning; breastfeeding; lactation.

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