The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook fourteen

caption: suckling and feeding of infants
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 17.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.5.1937-3.6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (56) When a woman has little or no milk she asks other women (of any clan) to suckle the child and pays them for the milk with "chaul", one "sheangkep" (a small chunga) every day. When a child is about six months the mother begins to feed it with a little rice mixed with water, but before that a small piece of fish is put into his mouth, "only for the name".