01/08/2014 01:27 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Breastfeeding: Was There Ever A Golden Age?

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Before she went on maternity leave, a British politician called for a detente in the culture wars surrounding breastfeeding. Breast is best, as the saying goes, but it has never been the only option - terracotta pots, donkey's milk and soaked bread have played their part in a varied history.

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