McCourt - Chapter 10
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'Feeding All the Time'
Women's Temporal Dilemmas around Breastfeeding in Hospital
chapter focuses upon women's temporal experiences of
breastfeeding while in hospital in England. It commences with an
overview of the ways in which notions of linear time became a central
aspect of the medicalization of infant feeding during the nineteenth
and twentieth centuries. The predominant place of the clock in both
culture and medicine was exemplified when the hospital became centre
stage for infant feeding, and the forum within which rules and rituals
related to linear time could be enacted.