Review of Infants, Parents and Wet Nurses: Medieval Islamic Views on Breastfeeding and Their Social Implications cations by Avner Giladi
Breastfeeding, a practice that at first may seem so mundane as to be hardly worth comment, proves quite the opposite in this study. In fact, breastfeeding was so important a practice as to have provoked extensive discussion in the medical and legal literature of Islam. In presenting this material, Giladi provides a fascinating window on a neglected historical field that should be useful to those interested in Qur'anic exegesis, Islamic law, history of medicine, Islamic social history and history of family.
© 2003 American Oriental Society
Cooper, G.M. (2003). Review of Avner Giladi's Infants, Parents and Wet Nurses: Medieval Islamic Views on Breastfeeding and their Social Implications. (Leiden: 1999). Journal of the American Oriental Society 123, no. 2: 440-441.