Modern Ojibwe Women

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Pregnancy and birth for the modern Ojibwe woman differs very little from current American practices. Both AN and her brother were born in a hospital, their mother received prenatal care, and both were formula fed. When asked about breastfeeding views patient was unsure if she would want to breastfeed when she has children as her mother didn’t and she feels that it would be very embarrassing to breastfeed in public. AN states that Ojibwe women are very modest and do not feel comfortable being exposed in public no do they feel it is appropriate. The Ojibwe cultural concept of family includes not only their immediate family, but also their extended family members, as well as their community and tribal members. Women are typically the primary
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