INSIDE THE MIND OF KATHY DETTWYLER
Curriculum Vitae 2014
Old Essays from kathydettwyler.org
Newer Essays, Letters to the Editor, PowerPoints
Muslim Americans and Terrorist Attacks in the US
Is Breastfeeding Advocacy Anti-Feminist?
"A Worldwide Average Age of Weaning?" -- or "That Pesky 4.2 Years Figure"
"Breastfeeding as a Human Rights Issue"
Breastfeeding vs. Lactation (2005) Why a child nursing from a non-lactating mother is not child abuse
Why breastfeeding is more than just milk (X-rated, for references to sex)
Examples of societies where children nurse for many years
Response to Rhonda Graham's column bashing moms who breastfeed in public
PowerPoint Presentations on Breasts
"Court Letter" -- instructions, electronic copy, words of wisdom from Elizabeth Baldwin
Instructions for court letter
2015 Court Letter -- UPDATED
"Extended Breastfeeding and the Law"
"Is Breastfeeding Really a Visitation Issue" by Elizabeth N. Baldwin (1993)
Scholarly Publications (peer-reviewed)
2004 "When to Wean: Biological vs. Cultural Perspectives" -- Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
1998-99 "Evolutionary Medicine & Breastfeeding: Implications for Research & Pediatric Advice" -- Skomp Lecture, Indiana Unversity
1995 "Beauty & the Breast: The Cultural Context of Breastfeeding in the United States"
1995 "A Time to Wean: The Hominid Blueprint for the Natural Age of Weaning in Modern Human Populations"
1992 "Infant Feeding Practices and Growth" -- Annual Review of Anthropology; coauthored with Claudia Fishman
1992 "Nutritional Status of Adults in Rural Mali"
1991 "Paleopathology and Compassion" AJPA
1989 "Styles of Infant Feeding: Parental/Caretaker Control of Food Consumption in Young Children" -- American Anthropologist
1988 "More than Nutrition: Breastfeeding in Urban Mali" -- Medical Anthropology Quarterly
1987 "Breastfeeding and Weaning in Mali: Cultural Context and Hard Data," Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 24, No. 8, pp. 633-644
1986 "Infant Feeding in Mali, West Africa: Variations in Belief and Practice" SSM
Books & Documentaries
Parenting Websites (coming soon)
Books I recommend (about all kinds of topics) -- coming soon!
Book Reviews (reviews written by Kathy Dettwyler)
BF information from other sources
Terrains of Ignorance -- a lecture by Dr. Marlys Witte (1995)
1995 "A Time to Wean: The Hominid Blueprint for the Natural Age of Weaning in Modern Human Populations" from
Breastfeeding: Biocultural Perspectives
(Stuart-Macadam & Dettwyler, eds.)