Unconventional Childbearing and Childrearing Rituals in Mexico

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Unconventional Childbearing And Childrearing Rituals In Mexico: An Analysis
Introduction
Examining and analyzing unconventional childbearing and childrearing rituals and practices in Mexico and other Latino cultures indicates that cultural traditions and beliefs have a significant impact during pregnancy and childbirth, and on childrearing as well. Unconventional beliefs and practices such as the cold/hot body balance, bad or spoiled colostrum, nursing a child until the age of two, and wearing bracelets for protection against sickness are common in Mexican and Latino cultures.
Analysis of Unconventional Rituals and Practices
During prebirth to birth, pregnant women in Mexico and in other Latino cultures tend to be guided by cultural...
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.....ces include believing in the cold/hot body balance and in bad or spoiled colostrum, and practices such as nursing a child until the age of two and wearing bracelets for protection against sickness.
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