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Published by Croom Helm in London, Dover, N.H .
Written in English


  • Breastfeeding -- Cross-cultural studies.,
  • Birth intervals -- Cross-cultural studies.,
  • Children -- Growth -- Cross-cultural studies.,
  • Birth Intervals.,
  • Breast Feeding.,
  • Child Care.,
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison.,
  • Fertility.,
  • Socioeconomic Factors.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical and index.

Other titlesBreastfeeding, child health, and child spacing.
Statementedited by Valerie Hull and Mayling Simpson.
GenreCross-cultural studies.
ContributionsHull, Valerie J., Simpson, Mayling.
LC ClassificationsRJ216 .B778 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination216 p. :
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3029166M
ISBN 100709933126
LC Control Number85009688

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