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Ancestral Landscapes in Human EvolutionCulture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing$
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Darcia Narvaez, Kristin Valentino, Agustin Fuentes, James J. McKenna, and Peter Gray

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199964253

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964253.001.0001

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Social Connectedness Versus Mothers on Their Own

Social Connectedness Versus Mothers on Their Own

Research on Hunter-Gatherer Tribes Highlights the Lack of Support Mothers and Babies Receive in the United States

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(p.104) Commentary Social Connectedness Versus Mothers on Their Own
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Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution
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Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964253.003.0007

Life among the Hunter-Gatherer tribes is difficult and often perilous. Yet mothers and infants receive tremendous support starting at birth. The level of support in Hunter-Gatherer tribes is contrasted with the typical lack of support that new mothers in the U.S. receive.

Keywords:   postpartum, family support, infant survival

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