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    • Inventing Baby Food

    • Taste, Health, and the Industrialization of the American Diet
    • By: Amy Bentley
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Food consumption is a significant and complex social activity - and what a society chooses to feed its children reveals much about its tastes and ideas regarding health. In this groundbreaking historical work, Amy Bentley explores how the invention of commercial baby food shaped American notions of infancy and influenced the evolution of parental and pediatric care. Until the late 19th century, infants were almost exclusively fed breast milk. But over the course of a few short decades, Americans began feeding their babies formula and solid foods....

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