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Selected Bibliography
October 1997


Akre, J. Infant Feeding. The Physiological Basis. 1991. WHO Bulletin OMS 1989; Supplement 67:43,52.

Dick-Read, G. Childbirth Without Fear. The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth. Harper & Row 1959; pp.236,238.

Neville, M.C. and Neifert, M.R. Lactation. Physiology, Nutrition, and Breast-feeding. Plenum Press 1983; p. 303.

Raphael, D. The Tender Gift: Breastfeeding. Prentice-Hall 1973; pp.67,186,194.


Gorman, C. When breast-feeding fails. Low-milk syndrome poses a rare but frightening risk. Time 1994 (August 22); n:63.

Heller, L. When breast isn't best. Redbook 1994 (November); n:190.

Kanagaratnam, T. Insufficient Milk Syndrome. American Baby 1994 (November); n:60,64.

Khan, M. Letters to the Editor. Breast-feeding education. Time 1994 (September 12); n:8.

Corley, T. Four things to watch for to see if your baby is getting enough milk. BEST Newsletter 1994 (winter); n:5.

Corley, T. Things to look for to be sure your baby is getting enough breast milk. BEST Newsletter 1995 (spring); n:5.

Dobbins, M. Assessing adequacy of breastmilk intake in the newborn. Breastfeeding Topics (IL Dept. of Public Health) 1994; 6(2):5-6.

Labbok, M. Insufficient milk syndrome counterpoint. Action News 1995 (winter); page 11.

Medela, Inc. Media coverage demands united action. Rental Roundup 1994 (fall); 11(4):9.

National Association of WIC Directors. Letter to the Editor of the Wall Street Journal. Breastfeeding Topics (IL Dept. of Public Health) 1994; 6(2):7.

Neifert, M. Every woman can breastfeed. Doctrine or myth? BREASTFEEDING ABSTRACTS 1985 (summer); 5(1):1-2.

Neifert, M. Insufficient milk syndrome: fact or fiction. Colorado Breastfeeding Update 1995 (winter); 3(1):1-2.

Zurlinden, J. Are some breast-fed babies starving? Nursing Spectrum 1994 (October); n:7.


Breast-feeding and the uproar over 'insufficient milk syndrome'. Conspiracy debate on breast-feeding article. The Providence Journal-Bulletin 1994 (September 14); C:6.

Breast-feeding and the uproar over 'insufficient milk syndrome;. R.I. experts say education eliminates risks. The Providence Journal-Bulletin 1994 (September 14); C:3,6.

Brotherman, S. Experts find breast is best for baby, society. San Antonio Medical Gazette 1994 (September 7-13); 15(35):14-17,19-20.

Deal, L.A. LLLI. Breast-feeding champions. Wall Street Journal 1994 (August 16).

Helliker, K. Dying for milk. Some mothers, trying in vain to breast-feed, starve their infants. Wall Street Journal 1994 (July 22); LXXV(197):A1,A4.

Lawrence, R.A. Breast-feeding champions. Wall Street Journal 1994 (August 16).

Mills, B. Breast-feeding help necessary. Child Life (syndicated column) 1993.

Post-natal attention vital to baby's health. Austin American-Statesman 1994 (August 21); E:1,12.

Priest, A. Breastfeeding troubles 'can backfire' on babies. Vancouver Sun 1994 (July 28).

Wilkerson, A. Tiny victims of the 'breast is best zealots'. Scandal of mothers who risk starving their babies. Mail on Sunday/femail 1994 (August 21); n:37.


American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Nutrition. Encouraging breast-feeding. Pediatrics 1980 (March); 65(3):657-58.

Clavey, S. The use of acupuncture for the treatment of insufficient lactation (que ru). Am J Acupuncture 1996; 24(1):35-46.

Deem, H. and McGeorge, M. Breast-feeding. NZ Med J 1958; 57:539-56.

Greiner, T. et al. The insufficient milk syndrome; an alternative explanation. Med Anthropology 1981 (spring); 5(2):233-47.

Greiner, T. Responds to Gussler and Briesemeister's reply. Med Anthropology 1981 (spring); 5(2):255-57.

Gussler, J.D. and Briesemeister, L.H. The insufficient milk syndrome: a biocultural explanation. Med Anthropology 1980 (spring); 4(2):145-74.

Gussler, J. and Briesemeister, L. Reply to Ted Greiner, Penny Van Esterik, and Michael C. Latham. Med Anthropology 1981 (spring); 5(2):248-52.

Hood, L.J. et al. Breast feeding and some reasons for electing to wean the infant: a report from the Dunedin Multidisciplinary child development study. NZ Med J 1978 (October 11); 621:273-76.

Neifert, M.R. and Seacat, J.M. Lactation insufficiency: a rational approach. Birth 1987 (December); 14(4):182-88.

Neifert, M.R. Commentary and response: lactation failure for physical reason: how common? Birth 1987 (December); 14(4):188-90.

Neifert, M. et al. The influence of breast surgery, breast appearance, and pregnancy-induced breast changes on lactation sufficiency as measured by infant weight gain. Birth 1990 (March); 17(1):31-38.

Spence, J.C. The modern decline of breast-feeding. Br Med J 1938 (October 8); 2:729-33.

Tully, J. and Dewey, K.C. Private fears, global loss: a cross-cultural study of the insufficient milk syndrome. Med Anthropology 1988 (summer); 9(3):225-43.

Van Esterik, P. and Latham, M.C. Respond to Gussler and Briesemeister's reply. Med Anthropology 1981 (spring); 5(2):253-54.


Behar, M. WHO/OMS. Factors influencing breast-feeding in relation to infant and maternal health. WHO/MCH/NUT/85.1 Rev.1 1986 (February); page 5, no. 25.

Vahlquist, B. Introduction. In Contemporary Patterns of breast-feeding: report on the WHO collaborative study on breast-feeding. Geneva: World Health Organization 1981; page 1.

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