Mays, S. and Richards, M. P. and Fuller, B. (2002) 'Bone stable isotope evidence for infant feeding in Mediaeval England.', Antiquity., 76 (293). pp. 654-656.
This paper is a first study of duration of breastfeeding using bone stable isotopes in infants in a British palaeopopulation, from the deserted Mediaeval village of Wharram Percy, England. Nitrogen stable isotope analysis suggests cessation of breastfeeding between 1 and 2 years of age. Comparison with Mediaeval documentary sources suggests that recommendations of physicians regarding infant feeding may have influenced common practice in this period.
|Keywords:||d15N, Breastfeeding, Weaning, Mediaeval, Wharram Percy.|
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