Department of Anthropology

Allomaternal nursing

More than half of Aka young infants and more than 75 percent of Efe young infants are breastfed by women other than their mother. This study examines how well evolutionary theories used to explain allonursing in other animal species, such as inclusive fitness, reciprocity and learning to parent, fit or do not fit to explain allonursing in humans.


Nursing Aka Grandmother