Carol R. Pinckney received her B.S. degree in nursing from Duke University and completed the OB/GYN nurse practitioner program at University of California at San Francisco and the nurse-midwifery program at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She is currently serving as SC ICEA State Coordinator, is teaching birth and parenting classes, and practicing as a domiciliary midwife.
THIRD WORLD WOMEN AND CHILDREN NEED MORE THAN A BOYCOTT!
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2011
1980 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 25, Issue 3, pages 25–30, May-June 1980
How to Cite
Pinckney, C. R. (1980), THIRD WORLD WOMEN AND CHILDREN NEED MORE THAN A BOYCOTT!. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 25: 25–30. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(80)90050-6
- Issue published online: 10 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2011
The plight of Third World women and infants has been simplified and presented in a biased manner in the public as well as in some of the professional media. Poverty, and its many ramifications, is more to “blame” than is the formula industry for the morbidity/mortality of these infants and children: it can be shown that many poor women do not breastfeed because of choice and/or the cultural practice of early supplemental feeding; or that they cannot breastfeed because of malnourishment and lack of support (mothering) for themselves. Such women and infants desperately need safe, nutritious, available supplementary and weanling foods. The concerned among us must transfer our energies from witch hunting toward ameliorating the horrendous conditions under which most of the world still lives.