Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8817
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Benedictow , Ole Jørgen.
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  • Title: On the Origin and Spread of the Notion that Breast-feeding Women Should Abstain from Sexual Intercourse [The author argues that the idea that sexual relations and a new pregnancy were injurious to a mother’s milk came from such ancient medical authorities as Galen and Soranus. Clerics like Ivo of Chartres picked up the idea and advised caution. However, it never had the status of a taboo. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Scandinavian Journal of History 17, 1 ( 1992): Pages 65 - 76.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Breast Feeding Chastity Gynecology Infants Medicine Sexuality
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Oslo
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03468755
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