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Who Is Responsible For Unwed Fatherhood?

- Who Is Responsible for Unwed Fatherhood . In Doing the Best I Can, Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson interview more than one hundred unwed working-class fathers and conclude much information about unwed fatherhood. Detailed and honest answers from these fathers explain how and why unplanned pregnancy happens and what fatherhood means to them. More than one third of interviewees say they are semi-planner of pregnancy, which means they plan to have babies but do not specifically schedule it(54)....   [tags: Mother, Family, Parent, Father]

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Social Welfare and Single Mothers

- Social Welfare and Single Mothers Karen Bridget Murray’s article, “Governing ‘Unwed Mothers’ in Toronto at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”, is a valuable reference into the struggles and triumphs of social welfare for unwed mothers. For me the article highlighted how government ideologies influence social welfare, how important the change from religious reformers practices to social work was and finally how appalling it is that the struggles and barriers these women faced are still relevant to single mothers today....   [tags: Article Review]

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Teenage Pregnancy in the Bahamas

- Teenage pregnancy in the Bahamas Every society is affected by teenage pregnancy which is a multifaceted problem that can pose social, economic and health issues. Teenage pregnancy inadvertently contributes to the escalating volume of single parent families in the Bahamas. According to the Department of Statics a single parent home is considered to be a home in which the parents are not married. Although the birth rate fluctuates, births to single mothers have escalated over the past forty years in the Bahamas from 29% (1970) to 62% (2009)....   [tags: Single Mothers, Social Issues]

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The Stay At Home Mothers

- “The Stay at Home Mothers” Anita Renfroe wrote these catchy words for the song “Momisms”, sung to the familiar tune of the William Tell Overture. Her words best describe a typical day of mayhem through the eyes of a mother. Mothers who stay at home know that at times, their lives can be discombobulating. Despite the chaos, stay-at-home mothers get the tremendous responsibility of only having one chance of raising their children in such a way that makes a difference in their children’s lives and in society....   [tags: Family, Mother, Mother, Mothers]

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The Emotional Involvement Of Mothers And Their Impact On Your Life

- As we begin to mature, we realize that the way we speak, act, and interact all stems from one place. In our life, our mothers play one of the leading roles in making us into the strong independent people that society needs. This topic is a great one of focus in the pieces of literatures that we have read and analyzed. It is clearly shown in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and the narrative A Visit to Grandmother by William Melvin Kelley. These topics both help show the emotional involvement that one’s own mother brings to their life....   [tags: Mother, Family, Novel, Mothers]

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Poverty Among Teenage Mothers and The Child’s Outcome

- Many studies have shown that teenage mothers and their child have a high risk of living in poverty, due to not completing high school, being a single parent and their lack of knowledge and readiness to raise a child because of unplanned pregnancies. Children born of teenage mothers are at a higher risk maltreatment and poor performance in school. In addition, many studies have also shown that teenage pregnancies and poverty have an effect on their child’s development. Teenage pregnancy and the road to poverty Poverty is a major problem most teenage mother’s experience....   [tags: poverty, teenage mothers, single parents]

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Gender Change in Early America: Carol Berkin's "Revolutionary Mothers"

- In Carol Berkin Revolutionary Mothers, Berkin goes beyond the history books, and argues that the Revolutionary period was not just a romantic period in our nation history, but a time of change of both men and women of race, social class, and culture. Berkin describes women involvement in boycotts, protest, and their experiences during the war and on the home front. She goes into a whole different level and focuses her views on women of lower social classes, the Native Americans and African Americans – groups whom faced difficult obstacle during the Revolution....   [tags: Carol Berkin, Revolutionary Mothers, ]

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Mothers and the Media

- Growing up, I was a huge fan of the hit TV show, The Brady Bunch. The show was the rep-resentation of a how a blended family could become a close and loving family. There were six children between Carol Brady and Mike Brady. Mike Brady’s wife died and he was raising his three sons Greg, Peter and Bobby alone until he meets Carol Brady who is raising three daugh-ters of her own. It is not clear what caused Carol to become a single mother whether it was di-vorce or the death of her husband....   [tags: mother, media, tv show]

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Surrogate Mothers in Jane Austen

- Surrogate Mothers in Jane Austen Jane Austen created families of varying levels of dysfunction so effectively, that even young readers of today can relate to the story. In some, the mother was either deceased, not present, or just not the right person for the daughter to rely on. For example, Fanny, Emma, Elizabeth and Elinor all struggle because the very people who are supposed to be looking out for them prove to be completely unhelpful. These heroines may not be able to rely on their actual Mother (or Father) but there often are parental figures that they can turn to....   [tags: Mother Mothers Jane Austen Essays]

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Single Mothers in America

- In today’s society it is not unusual to have a one-parent family with a young mother in charge. Teen mothers having children has increased so much over the years that it’s now a common occurance. Being a young single mother in today’s society is challenging but with the help of government assistance single mothers are finding their way. The government provides help for single mothers through a variety of welfare programs. Welfare programs provide benefits to single mothers with low income - income so low that it is not possible to support a family....   [tags: Teen Mothers, Welfare]

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The Relationship of Mothers and their Expectations of Daughters in Amy Tan’s "Two Kinds"

- Our mothers have played very valuable roles in making us who a we are and what we have become of ourselves. They have been the shoulder we can lean on when there was no one else to turn to. They have been the ones we can count on when there was no one else. They have been the ones who love of us for who we are and forgive us when no one else wouldn’t. In Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds,” the character Jing-mei experiences being raised by a mother who has overwhelming expectations for her daughter, causes Jing-mei to struggle with who she wants to be....   [tags: Amy Tan, Two Kinds, mothers]

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Art and All in Our Mothers' Gardens

- Art and All in Our Mothers' Gardens      Alice Walker uses Virginia Woolf's phrase "contrary instincts" to describe the creative spirit that her female ancestors revive spirit that her female ancestors revered while working and living in oppressive conditions.  Her mother had a difficult life, but she managed to keep her creative spirit alive.  She held onto what she could in the simplest ways.  Where there was a will there was a way.        Walker explains that her mother, though tired and overworked, did express and feed her creative spirit.  She planted incredible gardens, and still does, with various blooming plants.  She adorned the house with flowers from the garden.  Walker liken...   [tags: Search Our Mothers' Gardens]

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In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Sainthood

- In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Sainthood To use the name of a Saint generally evokes images of holy men and women of the Catholic church, dressed in flowing robes and surrounded by an oil-painted aura. There are patron saints-those with a sort of specialized divinity-of bakers and bellmakers, orphans and pawnbrokers, soldiers and snake bites, soldiers and writers. Each is a Catholic who lived a life deemed particularly holy and was named, postmortem, by the Pope to sainthood. This construct, I find, is something of an empty set of ideas....   [tags: Search Our Mothers' Gardens]

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Working Mothers Versus Stay At Home Mothers

- Many women ponder whether staying home with their children after childbirth is the best decision. Also, there are other women who believe it is in the child’s best interest if the parents are working full-time while someone else is tending to their every need. The ultimate decision will vary depending on the situation, especially financially; of the mother or parents at the time they conceive their child. The debate of working mothers versus stay-at-home mothers has been a topic which many people have different views about....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Woman]

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Mothers Can Be Very Influential

- Mothers can be very influential in the life of any. When people think of what they have learned from their mother some might think of simple tasks like how to walk and talk as children, or kick their first soccer ball. Others may say their mother has taught them to be patient, kind, and considerate of others. A mother could also teach their child how to bake cookies that taste and smell delightful. In my life, I have learned the most from my mother. My mom is always supporting me, no matter what activities I am involved with....   [tags: Family, Mother]

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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

- The idea of providing the upmost success to a child varies depending on the parent. For example, a parent can raise a child to become a young prodigy in his or her grade school and continue to become a success over a period of strenuous work which would cause anxiety and stress to both the parent and child. While another parent could let the child independently work their way to success. It’s less stressful but, not as successful compared to the parent who forcefully works their child to the limit....   [tags: Parent, Mother, Parenting, Suicide]

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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

- Social Intellectuals “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” is a segment of the novel Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua, author and professor at Yale Law School. “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” was printed on the Wall Street Journal and caused a great deal of controversy. When mentioning “Chinese mothers” Chua refers to mothers who are remarkably strict in the way that they raise their children; regarding their academics and extracurricular activities. Contrastingly she also refers to “Western parents” who Chua believes are greatly more lenient with the way that they raise their children....   [tags: Mother, Parent, Yale Law School, Parenting]

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Women 's View On Mothers

- Mothers are important in the development of the child as the absence of motherly love can greatly impact how the child may evolve. How women are portrayed or represented in literature can considerably reveal about the society’s view on mothers. In Shakespeare’s play King Lear, the maternal figure is notably absent. However, whenever mothers, or females in general, are mentioned, they are often presented in a negative light and portrayed as being completely powerless, compared to the male power and authority present in the play....   [tags: Mother, Gender, Gender role, King Lear]

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The Birth Of The Mothers

- In a 1977 survey conducted by Jones and Belsey on mothers of 12-week old infants in London Borough of Lambeth, out of the 265 respondents, 62% of the mothers were depicted to have attempted to breastfeed. (Helman, 2007) There were different rates of breastfeeding in different communities that could mostly be attributed to the ethnic background of the mothers. British had 58% breastfeeding, African 86%, West Indian 84%, Asian 77%, European 59% and Irish 64%. (Helman, 2007) Many communities, however, considered breastfeeding as the typical way of feeding infants....   [tags: Breastfeeding, Infant, Breast milk, Baby bottle]

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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior By Amy Chua

- Parenting in today’s society is extremely competitive. Raising children has become the new sport interest to the parents, and the success that the kids achieve in life is the gold medal. You see the articles in magazines, the websites online, and the ads on TV that promote the newest and greatest parenting methods used by mothers and father everywhere. The differences we see in parenting can differ from family to family, but the biggest contrast is between the different ethnicities of the world....   [tags: Mother, Parent, Childhood, Parenting]

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Mothers and Their Roles in Nazi Germany

- Mothers and Their Roles in Nazi Germany I am here today to discuss how gender played a critical role in the construction of the Nazi State, prior to 1938. Specifically, I would like to focus my analysis on how and why the Nazis constructed a conception of motherhood that defined the mother in relation to the state. For our purposes today, we will examine two ideal German mothers and explore their similarities in order to understand how and why the Nazis perceived mothers as public agents of the Volksgemeinschaft, or German community of people....   [tags: Germany Mother Motherhood Nazi Essays]

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' Shadow Mothers : Nannies, Au Pairs, And The Micropolitics Of Mothering

- A Good Mother In Cameron MacDonald, “Shadow Mothers: Nannies, Au Pairs, And the Micropolitics of Mothering”, explores the concept of what is a “good mother” when it comes to a working mother and a hire caregiver for a child. Many women are choosing to work, which requires them to hire a caregiver for their children that sometimes can take the place of the mother. There as been a rise with the employment of nannies. Many individuals in the world view mothers that work outside the home as neglecting the duties as a mother....   [tags: Family, Mother, Au pair, Father]

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Shadow Mothers : Nannies, Au Pairs, And The Micropolitics Of Mothering

- In Cameron MacDonald, “Shadow Mothers: Nannies, Au Pairs, And the Micropolitics of Mothering”, explores the concept of what is a “good mother” when it comes to a working mother and a hire caregiver for a child. Many women are choosing to work, which requires them to hire a caregiver for their children that sometimes can take the place of the mother. There as been a rise with the employment of nannies. Many individuals in the world view mothers that work outside the home as neglecting the duties as a mother....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Au pair]

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Building Confidence in Breastfeeding Mothers through Health Teaching

- Through observations during my first clinical day I have realized that nurses play many roles while caring for mother, and baby during the post-partum period. What set these nurses apart from other nurses was how large of an educator role they played during this time. As nurses, and student nurses health teaching should be a fundamental part of the care we provide. However, the teaching may differ unit to unit; on this particular unit the theme of breastfeeding is central. By providing teaching on breastfeeding the nurse can educate, reassure, support, and assist the mother in being successful with their latch and baby’s nutritional intake while developing her breastfeeding confidence....   [tags: mother, baby, post-partum period]

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Mothers in the Workforce

- In a society with the muajority of mothers joining or returning to the workforce, there is a growing body of research documenting the demands placed on these women and what can be done to help their transition into this new role. According to the United States’ Department of Labor, in the year 2012, 70.5% of mothers with children under the age of 18 were a part of the workforce; of these women 73.7% were employed full-time, working over 35 hours a week, and 26.3% were employed part-time, working less than 35 hours a week (United States Department of Labor, 2012)....   [tags: Society, Women, Workforce, High Demand]

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Trends in African American Families

- Research studies have shown that African Americans are currently the least likely ethnic group to be married in this country. This paper will examine some of the reasons why this trend exists when there was a time when marriage rates among blacks were about equal to those of whites. History, culture, economics and dominant culture influences have impacted the current trends in African American families. Many are choosing to postpone marriage, while others are finding alternative ways to cultivate family and raise children....   [tags: nonmarital sex and unwed parenthood]

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Calpurnia: A Second Mother in To Kill a Mockingbird

- “Yo’ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you’re disgracin’ ‘em if you can't act fit to eat at the table you can just sit here and eat in the kitchen!” This is just one of the many examples Calpurnia sets for the children. Calpurnia is the Finch’s cook but she takes her role in the children’s life more seriously. She acts as parent; constantly teaching the kids lessons about life and race. She serves as a bridge for Jem and Scout between the white and black communities....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, mothers,]

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A Mother’s Timeless Dilemma in "Beloved" by Toni Morrison

- Women throughout time have been forced to cope with the challenges of motherhood along with society’s expectations as to what a mother’s relationship should be with her child. Novelist, Agatha Christie said of the relationship between mother and child, “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” In Beloved, Toni Morrison examines the same idea; ultimately showing that the mother’s willingness to protect her child at all costs often endangers the mother herself....   [tags: mothers, Beloved, Toni Morrison]

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Poetry Analysis: Mother to Son and Those Winter Sundays

- Every parent in this world loves their children more than anything. Even the children can’t stay away from their parents for so long. Nothing in this world could be more precious than the love of a parent has for his/her children. Our parents are always with us no matter what happens. Often in life we make mistakes, but our parents give us supports and teach us to learn from those mistakes and move on with our lives. They also try to teach us from their experience. Parents always make sacrifices to provide for their family....   [tags: parenting, parents love, mothers]

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When Do Fathers Care? Mothers ' Macroeconomic, Time Constraints, And Financial Resources

- Following the “gender revolution” of the 1960s and 1970s, increased employment of women outside the home has been met with a greater number of men sharing in the domestic responsibilities of the household. Previous studies have suggested the existence of a weak link between the care provided by fathers and the employment and earning obtained by mothers. The study performed by Raley, Bianchi, and Wang (2012) in the article “When Do Fathers Care. Mothers’ Economic Contribution and Fathers’ Involvement in Child Care” from the American Journal of Sociology proves that the link is in fact stronger when measured amongst fathers’ who have increased responsibility toward primary caregiving....   [tags: Mother, Family, Household, Marriage]

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What Is A Mother 's Ultimate Parenting Goal?

- What is a mother 's ultimate parenting goal. Is it receiving a certain amount of hugs from her child or witnessing a certain number of smiles. Is it watching her child achieve academic success or excel at athletics. Is it managing to successfully parent during times that make it difficult to breathe in and out or through a pain that makes it hard to be selfless. Tillie Olsen 's short story "I Stand Here Ironing" (Olsen 233-239), Amy Tan 's short story "Two Kinds" (Tan 240-248), and Alice Walker 's short story "Everyday Use" (Walker 249-256) each involve a complicated mother and daughter relationship that has emerged out of a time of economic difficulty and a circumstance of great loss and sa...   [tags: Mother, Mothers, Short story, Guilt]

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The Effects of Incarcerating Mothers in the US

- When a crime is committed the most common punishment in the United States is incarceration. During the past several decades the total of incarcerated adults have jumped from 320,000 to approximately 1.4 million. In 2007, more than half of the number of adults incarcerated, in state or federal prisons, has been parents. Majority of the children, whom are involved in situations that their parents are incarcerated, have been directly impacted (Kjellstrand et. al, 2012, p. 2409). Incarceration of a father has an impact on children, but it has been found that incarceration of a child’s mother has been more significant....   [tags: psychology, separation anxiety]

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Decreasing Mothers in the Workplace

- A mother starts her usual "work" day at 6:30 a.m., when she gets out of bed. She takes a shower, does her hair and makeup, makes lunch for everyone and then begins to make breakfast for her husband and children. After a family breakfast, she passes out lunches before her husband heads off to work and then she drives the kids to school. When everyone is out of the house, she goes about her day: vacuuming and cleaning the house, going grocery shopping, doing the laundry, caring for any children not in school, picking up the kids from school, helping children with homework, carting kids to after school soccer practices and meetings, and making dinner just in time for the return of her husband....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Differences Between Father and Mothers

- Differences between Parents The hardest job anyone will have in life is raising a child. At times it will drive you insane, at other times it is a blessing. Mothers and fathers work as a team to raise their young, one parent offering something that the other does not. Mom’s role is to provide unconditional love and care for their child. Dads Role is to shape their child into an effective adult. There are many differences between mothers and fathers such as the way they interact with their child....   [tags: parents, children, interaction]

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Single Mothers of Autistic Children

- The Experiences And Perceptions Of Social Support By Single Mothers Of Children Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder Introduction This study will explore the single mothers perceptions of social support relative to raising a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. It will use a qualitative framework with grounded theory methods. Two well-researched stressors exist that affect the lives of single mothers of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder: parenting a child with special needs and being a single mother....   [tags: Perception: Social Support, Challenges]

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Working Mothers and the Welfare State

- "How can we explain the differences in work-family policies in the different welfare states?” Kimberly Morgan's research approach is policy centred and focuses in particular on gendered polices. In this book, with a historical comparative approach, she tries to explain how “both religious practice and religious conflict are key in the formation of the welfare state”. She emphasizes the relationship between “religion as a political force, gender and familial ideologies, the constellation of political parties and the nature of partisan competition, women's movements, policy legacies, and social structural changes” ....   [tags: Politics of Work-Family Policies]

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Social Hardships of Single Mothers

- Single parenthood culture seems appealing to many married people. However, married individuals are forced to battle with elements like faithfulness and life-long commitment to one individual, which may be boring in some cases. However, single parents, especially single mothers encounter serious challenges related to parenting. Single parenting is a succession of constant mental torture because of ineptness, self-scrutiny, and remorse. At some point, single parents will often encounter serious psychological problems some graduating to stress and eventual depression....   [tags: single parenthood culture]

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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

- Are stereotypes deemed true because society says that they are or do people truly believe stereotypes exist. Amy Chua, a Yale Law School professor and author of "Day of Empire" and "World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability", writes an article titled, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior”, detailing her beliefs in racial stereotypes and how Chinese parenting is better than Western parenting in many aspects. Chua is a Chinese mother, and she raises her two daughters like how her Chinese mother raised her....   [tags: Race, Ethnic group]

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The Power of Daughters, Wives, and Mothers

- “Nehaa is a Daughter since 1971, a wife since 1994 and a mother since 1995”. This is how Nehaa S. Patil describes herself in her profile. She is the founder and chairman of an NGO “Modern rural Architects of rural khurukshetras” whose mission is to empower people with knowledge and resources to manage their lives in a better manner and raise their quality of life. She represents a woman in the modern world who is successfully playing so many roles simultaneously. In another corner of the world, more than three decades ago, Wangari Maathai came up with the idea of using economic incentives to encourage rural women and farmers to plant trees on their land to protect the environment and prom...   [tags: Sheconomy vs. Mancession]

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The Status of Single Mothers

- There is a stigma associated with women that are supported by government aid, especially single mothers. The women on welfare are often treated poorly because people think they are ‘working the system’. Tax payers feel as if the single mothers on welfare perpetuated their own poverty by having children that they cannot support, just for a bigger welfare check. They often assume that these women do not work and just live off government handouts. I know of mothers that fit this stereotype; adults still living in their parents houses, rent free, with several children from multiple fathers....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

- Webster’s Dictionary defines diversity as, “the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc.” Although most people associate diversity with race gender or social class, it also applies to the styles a family chooses to raise their children. Throughout many different cultures around the world, we find many an array of styles in which parents raise their children. Though one culture might looks at another’s style of raising children as abusive, merciful, manic, or rudimental, these vast differences play a key roll in the success of the children that will go on to mold the worlds societies after we pass....   [tags: Parenting styles, Childhood, Parenting]

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Mothers Are Everywhere: Billy Elliot

- Dreams are what drive people; they create the world we are in. Sometimes it can take years before people realize what their dreams are. In the film Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry the audience gets to experience the road that Billy Elliot took takes order to achieve his goal. He may have had to take a different road before realizing his destiny; if it were not for the 1ballet coach, Mrs. Wilkinson, whom played a huge role in his path to discover his dream of becoming a ballet dancer. If it were not for Mrs....   [tags: character analysis and film review]

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Relationship Between Baby And Mothers

- Relationships For a baby to have healthy development they must have healthy relationships. These relationships change as the baby grows and will affect them through their entire lifespan. (Shonkoff & Phillips, 2000) The first of these relationships is the bond between the baby and their primary caregiver, usually the mother. We call this bond attachment. The quality of this attachment may affect the baby’s entire life. If a baby develops a secure attachment they are likely to grow into healthy adults....   [tags: Developmental psychology, Psychology, Learning]

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Superiority of Chinese Mothers

- The author, Amy Chua, portrays her opinionated argument that Chinese children are more Why Chinese Mothers are Superior Why Chinese Mothers are Superior successful because of the way they are brought up in her article, “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior (2011)”. This theme is important because it compares and contrasts the tactics of Chinese mothers to Western mothers to strive for their children to be successful. This paper describes the three key arguments Chau (2011) ties into Ed124 and why Chinese parents act the way they do towards their children....   [tags: culture, parenting, oriental culture]

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Nurturing Mothers of Africa

- I was compelled to pull my eyelids apart to just shout out loud for pulling the curtains aside, I feel very irritated when someone sneaks in my room and pull curtains apart to let the sun shine high and bright on my face, and funnily that’s the only way to wake me up. Displeasedly I crawled towards my window to pull back the curtains and the sight of a mother feeding her baby caught my eyes. Freckled memories of an episode started pouring, as I rushed towards the loo to get myself geared up to start a new writing assignment....   [tags: curtains, baby, family, love, kids]

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Mothers, Daughters, And Myths

- Mothers, Daughters, and Myths “The Pomegranate” by Eaven Bolend and “The Bistro Styx” by Rita Dove are both poems that relate mother/daughter relationships to the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone. In “The Pomegranate” the narrator discusses her personal relation to the myth and the reality of her daughter’s growing relation to the tale. “The Bistro Styx” explores a mother who no longer lives with her daughter and uses the myth to display the divide that is already between the two. Both of these poems utilize details from the myth itself, symbolism through fruit and food, and the idea of the underworld to analyze the relationships between two mothers and their daughters....   [tags: Persephone, Hades, Demeter, Greek mythology]

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Prenanatal Development: Expectant Mothers

- While I had never paid much attention to expectant mothers in the past, this assignment made me a little more intrigued about prenatal development. In the beginning, it seemed impossible to properly report on prenatal development from just an observation stand point. Not being able to view the baby through a mother's exterior was my initial concern. However, I began to look around at pregnant mother's, carry children in this prenatal stage and took notes about their behaviors. I chose to observe my Aunt April who is having a baby....   [tags: sonogram picture, parenting ]

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Adolescent Mothers

- Adolescent mothers have unique health needs compared to older mothers and other female adolescents in the same age group(Chablani & Spinney, 2011; Crittenden et al., Aujoulat et al, 2010). Therefore, community development nurses need to consider their specific needs when designing programs. This paper will identify the prevalence of adolescent motherhood in Saint John, New Brunswick and Canada. The challenges and problems that adolescent mothers face, along with the relevant health determinants, will be examined....   [tags: Health, Challenges, Nursing Programs]

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Adolescent Mothers

- Gender Gender is a determinant of health relevant to adolescent mothers as they are at risk for repeat pregnancies and at a higher risk for STIs if she is sexually active (Aujoulat et al, 2010). Repeat pregnancies for adolescent mothers is a common concern identified in the literature (Aujoulat et al., Chablani and Spinney, 2011, and Stiles, 2010). This is the rational for most interventions for adolescent mothers to include comprehensive healthcare,including contraception counseling and education....   [tags: Health, Intervention, Literature]

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Single Mothers

- “My only wish was to be free of this humiliation; I felt lonely and didn’t have the support I deserved.” These were the words of a young fifteen-year-old Moroccan girl who was victim of rape and asked to remain anonymous because of the shame that is associated with being a single mother. That’s the problem. Article 490 of the Moroccan penal code states that any two people of opposite sex who have sexual relations without being united by marriage shall be put to jail (Portant Approbation du Texte Du Code Pénal)....   [tags: Morocco, women, exclusion, social acceptance]

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Children of Working Mothers vs. Stay At Home Mothers and Their Effects

- ... It might be a choice or a necessity such as requiring two incomes or maybe being the sole provider. Children with working mothers are usually taken to childcare in which they don’t receive one-on-one attention. This could have a substantial cognitive effects as the child grows up. There can also be behavioral effects in the child. There has been research in which cognitive differences between children who had working mothers and children who had stay at home mothers. Such research stated that effects of working mothers can have a negative effect that would be seen at the age of seven or eight....   [tags: childcare, norway, cash-for-care program]

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Single Working Mothers

- Single women that have a career and a family are bestowed life’s toughest challenge. Today, more than any other time in history, millions of women face the dilemma of single parenthood and a demanding career. They have the daunting task of juggling the responsibilities of parenthood and being the primary breadwinner. A successful single working mother makes handling a career and family appear effortless, but in reality much planning, organizing, and time management skills become the foundation that helps to hold the balancing act together....   [tags: Parenting ]

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Motherhood: Addicted Mothers

- Methods This study investigated motherhood from substance addicted mothers’own perspective. The survey was conducted at an inpatient ward at a substance abuse clinic in Norway. To gain new insight about the participant`s life-world, a qualitative methodology is the best approach (Kvale, 2002). Data were collected using individual semi-structured in-depth interviews, in order to produce thick descriptions. A thick description is one that explains a human behavior in its context, so that the behavior becomes meaningful, also from an outsiders’ point of view....   [tags: mental health, substance abuse]

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What Mothers See

- Mothers have a unique ability to see their daughters. They see them in a way no one else does. Often what a daughter perceives as her mother’s opinion is really not how she feels at all. The mothers in Joy Luck Club see more then what is on the surface of their daughters, they see inside them. As An-mei Hsu tells her daughter “A mother is best. A mother knows what is inside you” (Tan 188). The mothers in the Joy Luck Club want more for their daughters then the daughters realize. Ying-ying wants her daughter to have a more honest, less passive relationship then she had with her husband and she believes that Lena deserves it....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Single Working Mothers : A Feminist Analysis

- Single Working Mothers: A Feminist Analysis of the “Fit” and “Unfit” Mother and the Patriarchal Gender Bias of the Domestic Environment This feminist study will define the social conditions of the single working mother as “fit” or “unfit” for this role will be defined by traditional patriarchal gender biases in the domestic environment. Patriarchal traditions, such as marriage, define the role of mothers within the domestic sphere through the psychological subjugation of women as mothers under certain gender-based criterion....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Family, Patriarchy]

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Teen Mothers Experiences

- Most people think of pregnancy as being an exciting moment in life to experience the joy of parenthood. Parenthood is something that all committed married couples look forward to and hope for. This concept is usually thought of by adults that can manage to support a family and acquires a strong partnership with a lifetime companion. Commitment is one of the key concepts to successfully raising a child. However, this exciting news turns into a tragedy for an unexperienced teenager undergoing pregnancy....   [tags: teen mom, pregnancy, parenthood]

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Why Working Mothers are Bad for the Family

- The sweet smell of candied sweet potatoes and honey ham fill the house. You are just finishing up dinner when your husband walks in the door, “Honey, I'm home!" You greet him with a warm smile, a clean home, and an after-work drink of scotch. You call the children from playing with neighbors in the backyard and they begin to get cleaned up for dinner. You then all proceed to sit around the dinner table enjoying each other’s company and you exchange stories of your day ; Jimmy got an A on his math test ; Mary has met a boy and will be going on a date tomorrow night to the Hop; there is going to be a church bazaar this Saturday....   [tags: Traditional Family Values]

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Herpes Simplex Virus in Mothers and Newborns

- Herpes simplex virus infection in the neonate is a rare occurrence, but has serious consequences even with treatment of antiviral drugs (Malm, 2009). Herpes virus is transmitted from the mother to child most often through the birthing process as the neonate passes through an infected birth canal, although in utero and postnatal infections occur occasionally (Lawrence & Wald, 2009). According to many grouped studies, fifty percent of infants born vaginally to women experiencing their first infection contracted herpes virus compared to one percent of infants born vaginally to women experiencing a recurrent infection (Baker, 2005)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Measuring Mecury Levels in Mothers and Newborns

- Our study showed that 203 newborns (13%) and 176 mothers (11.2%) had mercury concentrations greater than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reference dose of 5.8 µg/lL (US EPA, 2007). However, there have arguments that this limit should be lowered to account for pharmacokinetic variability in cord: maternal ratio (Stern and Smith, 2003). The German Federal Environmental Agency set newly revised mercury reference values of 2.0μg/l for women (18-69 years) who at least consume fish ≤ 3 times per month (Wilhelm et al., 2004)....   [tags: Child Development]

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USAID Safe Mothers Program in Indonesia

- SIAGA Campaigns Within Indonesia The US Agency for International Development also known as USAID implemented a campaign in 1998 into Indonesia in order to promote a 5-year safe motherhood program. This campaign involved the participation of not only USAID but the Indonesian government, the National Family Planning Coordinating Board, and several NGO’s. The campaign was labeled as the ‘Maternal and Neonatal Health Program (MNH)’. This program involved multiple campaigns including Warga SIAGA (Alert Citizen), Suami SIAGA (Alert Husband), Bidan SIAGA (Alert Midwife), and Desa SIAGA (Alert Village) to ensure that women live through pregnancy and childbirth to raise their children....   [tags: women, safe pregnancy]

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Mothers and Children Benefit from Breastfeeding

- There are so many reasons to fear or be concerned about the tomorrows of our world, but if there were a solution to some of the health problems what would the choice be for most. Would it be to continue in the downward pattern of destruction or would it be something better to help all. In most cases many people state that training starts in the home and what, but a good way to start with none other than our children. So why not consider breast milk. Breastfeeding can start as soon as the child is born....   [tags: Parenting]

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Mothers That Work

- The Effects of Working Mothers on their Children One mother expresses her personal experience and opinion on the effects of her employment on the children “I am happy to see support for the mom who wants to work outside of the home. By my children seeing me go to work, I am teaching them the values of hard work, commitment, and responsibility. I am also showing them that mothers and fathers share in all responsibilities of raising a family, financial and housework. There is no doubt in either my mind or my child’s that the first priority is each other....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stereotypes of Mothers

- Stereotypes of Mothers Single mothers, young mothers, and mothers in general have stereotypes attached to them. When you walk into a store with your child, depending on which of those stereotypes you fall into, people treat you completely different from the way they would if you were without child. I have ventured out without my son and with him to get my own perspective on how sales people and the general public react to me; I have also observed how people react to other single mothers, married mothers and single people....   [tags: Motherhood Parenting Essays]

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Mothers & Daughters

- Mothers and daughters have been written about, criticized, publicized, condemned, and praised for a long time. As more and more material becomes available on mother-daughter relationships, it becomes apparent that being a mother and being a daughter means different things to different people depending on race, economics, social status and blood type. This paper will explore the meaning of being a mother and being a daughter by combining all of these independent variables. A definition of motherhood and daughterhood will be clearer, however, as experience will tell us, not everyone can be categorized, or even explained....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Mothers dream

- A Mother's Dream For a lot children growing up, our mothers have been an complete part of what made us who we are. Mostly all good mothers want the best for their child and they are determine to do whatever it takes for them to get it. The central struggle in Amy Tan's story ‘‘Two Kinds' is a battle of wills between the narrator, a young Chinese-American girl, and her mother, a Chinese immigrant. "Two Kinds' is a coming-of-age story, in which the narrator, Jing-mei, struggles to forge her own sense of identity in the face of her strong-willed mother's dream that she become a "prodigy.' Suyuan, Jing-mei's mother, believes in the American Dream....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Mothers Love

- A gentle hand reaches out; arms cradle a new entry in this complex world. A simple gesture, yet one that will come to signify an infallible bond between two, the bond of a mother’s love. I knew early on that my life was not to follow the gentle streams and brooks of my choosing, yet was to go raging down the rivers of its own. I did not realize however, there was always to be a clearing in the turbulent waters, a hand extended to pull me out. Always reaching out, again and again I would grasp that same gentle hand that had pulled me up many a time before....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fragile Families

- Fragile Families: Articles and How They Contribute to Family Policy This paper will review two articles pertaining to “fragile families” and assess how they help contribute to family policy. “Fragile families” are very pertinent to the core of family policy. In the 1990’s the term “fragile families” originated out of a need to describe families not fitting into the traditional married – unmarried couples with children (McLanahan, Garfinkel, Mincy, & Donahue, 2010). Over a 60 year period non-marital births of children increased significantly....   [tags: Article Review, Family Policy]

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Issues Facing Blacks in Alice Walker's In Search of our Mother's Gardens

- Issues Facing Blacks in Alice Walker's In Search of our Mother's Gardens In Alice Walker's book, In Search Of Our Mother's Gardens, she addresses many issues facing blacks in today's society. The two essays examined here, "The Black Writer and the Southern Experience" and "The Unglamorous But Worthwhile Duties Of the Black Revolutionary Artist Or Of the Black Writer Who Simply Works and Writes," concern themselves with the truth and beauty of being a black Southern writer and the role of the revolutionary black artist, respectively....   [tags: Search Our Mothers' Gardens]

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Is there ever a solution for working mothers?

- The vast majority of mothers in the world today are working and earning. Where they work may range from the family compound, to nearby fields, to local markets, to industrial parks, to corporate headquarters; but in both developing and developed countries women are economically active, providing support for themselves, their children, and their families According to http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/seeds/seeds13.html#10T it states that: Not only are more mothers working but, in both the modern and traditional sectors, more mothers with very young children now find it necessary to venture further from home in order to provide a livelihood for the family....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How Breastfeeding Can Help Mothers And Babies

- ABSTRACT This research paper is about breast-feeding, shows six sources about breastfeeding, how breastfeeding can help mothers and babies. Breast milk can prevent many diseases for mothers and babies. For instance: for mothers: diabetics, hypertension, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and postpartum depression; and for babies: gastrointestinal tract, asthma, obesity, type two diabetes and lower respiratory infections. In one of the sources I found that breast milk is very important for babies the first six months because mothers when they just got birth, mothers produce a yellow milk called Colostrum who has all nutrients and antibodies very important for the babies’ growth....   [tags: Breastfeeding, Breast milk, Baby bottle, Lactation]

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To What Extent Were Women's Roles Affected by the Rwandan Genocide?

- ... 80-90% of the education centers ceased to work in Rwanda. As a result much of the youth, as well as women and men, were unemployed and 2/3 of all teachers lacked basic qualifications.12 • By September of 1994 only 45% of qualified teachers remained within the primary school system.13 • The drop out rates for females was also quite high.14 C. Evaluation of Sources(502) Nowrojee, Binaifer. "Rwanda."Rwanda. Human Rights Watch, Sept. 1996. Web. 6 Apr. 2014. Written by Binaifer Nowrojee in September of 1996, this report investigates the prevalence of sexual violence in Rwanda, as well as the aftermath....   [tags: mothers or monsters?]

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A Discussion on the Necessity of Mothers

- A Discussion on the Necessity of Mothers Attachment as described by psychologists Kennell ‘is an emotional bond between two individuals that endures trough space and time, and serves to join them emotionally’. A bond that develops between child and caregiver provides the child with emotionally security. The question ‘are mothers necessary?’ has been a much-discussed debate. In order to answer either for or against the necessities of mother, many theories attempt to explain attachment....   [tags: Papers]

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Mothers

- Mothers make better parents then fathers Ladies and gentlemen the subject under discussion today is that mothers make better parents then fathers. I firmly counter the motion. Honorable judges I would like to point out that my identity is by my father and even this gentlemen sitting here has his last name after his father’s. for that matter nobody here is recognized by their mother;s name. It is our fathers who become a source of distinction for us in this world. It is only after their name is added to ours that we can make a footing in society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Many Mothers of Alfred Hitchcock

- When looking at the works of Alfred Hitchcock there are many recurring themes. Wrong man, classic Hitchcock villains, and the use of staircases are just three of the many attributes you see when watching a Hitchcock film. My favorite, however, would have to be Hitchcock’s portrayal of the mother. Whether she is there for comic relief as we see in Shadow of a Doubt, or as the root of all evil as you see in Strangers on a Train and Notorious, the mothers he creates are far from ordinary. Either their naïve nature or pure hated for others help to link these movies to one another....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mothers of the Victorian Period

- Mothers of the Victorian Period   There is no doubt in the fact that motherhood has changed throughout history in the way that it is practiced and perceived. Although hard to classify motherhood as an "easy" task in any time period, mothers of the Victorian period were among those who have had it the hardest. For example, Natalie McKnight, author of Suffering Mothers in Mid-Victorian Novels, states: "When I first began studying the lives of Victorian women, I sympathized with the many women who suffered through the agonies of labor only to die shortly after the baby was born....   [tags: literature literary criticism]

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Mothers Should Be Allowed to Nurse their Children in Public Places

- All over the world people are welcoming new babies into their families. They are preparing their homes for their newest addition and mothers are beginning to make some very important decisions on their lives, specifically breastfeeding or using formula. Many mothers do not have the ability to breastfeed, whether that be because of work, lack of milk production, along with various other reasons. However, many women do choose to breastfeed their children. Choosing to breastfeed is such a beneficial experience for both the mother and the child, but sadly women do face the undeniable scrutiny of others when they choose to breastfeed their children in public....   [tags: Breastfeeding, nursing, APHA]

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The Challenge of Wanting it All: A Look into the Life of Career Mothers

- In a professional world ran predominately by male executives, women face adversity in the workforce all the time. Thanks to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, The Equal Pay Act, The Family Medical Leave Act and The Pregnancy Discrimination Act the workforce for the professional woman has changed; however, there are still a few challenges women face. One of these challenges is a woman’s right to conceive. In normal situations, mothers are expected to be the central caregivers for a new baby. Standard care for a newborn requires months of time and complete devotion....   [tags: Women's Rights]

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The Effects Of Being Born For Hiv Positive Mothers

- The Effects on Children Born to HIV Positive Mothers Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is probably one of the most known sexually transmitted diseases worldwide. It is a virus that stays in your body once it is transmitted, and there is no cure. HIV over time can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Even though there is no cure, modern medicine can help to slow down the progression of HIV, which is called antiretroviral therapy (ART) (AIDS.GOV, 2015). Unfortunately not everyone has access to this medication and HIV continues to take people’s lives daily....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Immunodeficiency]

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Mothers in William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Mothers in William Shakespeare's The Tempest Although Miranda’s mother and Sycorax never actually appear in The Tempest, their memories occupy a precarious position in Prospero’s will to power. Prospero invokes the memory of Miranda’s mother to legitimize his lineage, yet feels threatened by the control she exerts over it. His narration deftly erases his wife’s presence from Miranda’s memory, rendering him the sole purveyor of his daughter’s imagination. Prospero employs a discourse which affirms maternal authority through the denial of female sexuality....   [tags: William shakespeare Tempest Essays]

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The Factors Influencing Breastfeeding Among Mothers in Malaysia

- Background of Study A mere definition of breastfeeding is feeding newborn infants with milk directly or, sometimes indirectly from female human breasts or so called lactation which replaced the use of formula milk. Breastfeeding is important as it can be described as the first touch from mother to her newborn infant and some mother sees that through breastfeed, they can spend more time with their infant. According to The American Academy of Pediatrics for mothers in U.S, in the article titled as “Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk” which was published online on February 27, 2012, it is recommended that an exclusive breastfeeding for six months should be provided to newborns infants, fo...   [tags: Postpartum hemorrhage, ovarian cancer]

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