The Netherlands has of course long been a hub in the international illegal drugs trade, but the white powder currently being exported to China on such a scale that it leads to local shortages is not quite the powder you're thinking of: infant milk formula
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posted by MartinWisse
on Mar 14, 2013 -
While mothers breastfeeding their babies goes in and out of fashion over the ages, so to does another facet of breastfeeding – wet nurses
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posted by Megami
on Aug 22, 2012 -
It may increase schadenfreude.
It's an assistant to abortifacients and it's produced by stimulating the nipples. Got a clogged lizard? Your mom used it to turn off your brain for your own good
. In women, it peaks at orgasm, but in men, it might be elevated throughout sex without peaking
. And what do you mean "social" monogamy!?
Is it the love 'em and leave 'em hormone?? Well, it's NOT Vasopressin For Her, contrary to what some people think
Is it an impedance to feminism
? Could it be the key to treating Autism
? Ism... ism... jism? YEP. It's in the jism
! Its synthesis was the end of A Trail of Sulfa Research
, and its master was awarded the Nobel Prize
. (Chemistry, not Peace.) You can scent your loveletters with it
, but sorry, peaches... you can't huff a good cuddle, but you might like to huff while you cuddle. Previously.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur
on Mar 14, 2010 -
Breastfeeding in Mongolia
The author describes the ubiquity of breastfeeding and breast milk in Mongolia, and her experience over a three-year period of breastfeeding her infant in Mongolia and in the West.
posted by five fresh fish
on Oct 15, 2009 -
Back in May, an Egyptian professor found a loophole
to allow an unmarried female to be alone in the presence of a man. All she has to do is breastfeed him 5 times. Radā
is a technical term from Islamic jurisprudence meaning "the suckling which produces the legal impediment to marriage of foster-kinship". Now the good people over at Haase & Martin
have come up with their own way to get under that burka.
posted by gman
on Feb 15, 2008 -
"I am on a near-daily treasure hunt of sorts. I scour our American past to help understand modern breastfeeding..." The Black Breastfeeding Blog
, with photographs and history.
posted by kmennie
on Nov 12, 2007 -
"David could do it simply through suggestion. He began telling himself that he would lactate, and within a week, one of his breasts swelled up and milk began dripping out." (SFW, but not for my sense of genetic order)
posted by adamms222
on Sep 23, 2004 -
Breastfeeding while driving
seemed like a good idea to Catherine Donkers, but now she is (thankfully) on trial for it. Since she's a member of a weird cult
that believes the Bible should be the law of land, this should be entertaining. Presumably, they can just keep appealing for a few years until the crazies run the country.
posted by peterb
on Aug 6, 2003 -
The Worst Committee Charge Ever
A rather interesting Story from Normal, Indiana, where after an "animated" 1 1/2-hour
meeting Wednesday, the Normal library board voted 5-1 to form a committee to
develop suggestions in the wake of a dispute over a board member
breast-feeding her toddler at the library during story time.
They say about two dozen people were in the audience, some passionately
explaining the importance of breast-feeding, including in public, and it gets waaay funnier.
And, no, I am not making this up.
posted by Blake
on Dec 20, 2001 -
to 16 Dominicans lost a sea when their compass broke while trying to sail to Puerto Rico? They were saved by the gift of Faustina Mercedes breasts. Eight men and seven women took turns suckling for just a few seconds each day. Now know as a the "Little Angel of the Sea", Mercedes and the 17 others were safely returned to the Dominican Republic after 12 days.
posted by Zebulun
on Feb 8, 2001 -