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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

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

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

Oxford University Press

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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