On the 13th June 2016, Maureen Minchin, medical historian, health educator, and author of Breastfeeding matters: what we need to know about infant feeding, spoke at St George’s to dieticians, health visitors, public health, GPs, researchers, IBCLCs (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants), midwives about the science and history of infant feeding. The room was packed and people were enthralled with her delivery of research and evidence showing the inter-generational impact of infant feeding practices. She spoke of the necessity of breast milk for normal human development and how breast milk is the bridge from womb to world. Maureen and the GP infant feeding network (GPIFN) kindly donated a signed copy of her latest book Milk Matters: infant feeding and immune disorder to St George’s Library.
The two books are available in the Library catalogue, follow the above links to check for availability. Books on breastfeeding are available at call number (shelf mark WS125 in the Library.)