I am wondering if you can do something like this:
On the one side, feeding an additional mouth often forced families into living on the breadline. Killing a further member of the family was often preferred to ensure acceptable living conditions for the existing children (163). In this sense, infanticide was seen as an option of birth control when contraceptives were not available or other preventive measures had failed (163).
On the other side,... :)
I know it´s a monstrous sentence. Can I do that or is it limited to one sentence a specific number?