Golden Rules of Dietetics

Golden Rules of Dietetics

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...bromids, or, in fact, any "strong" drug having an action on the nervous system, nursing should usually be discontinued and the child should be nourished artificially. If the medication is probably of short duration, the breasts should be regularly pumped out, to preserve their function. At least twenty-four and preferably forty-eight hours should be allowed for elimination, after medication has been suspended. The same rule applies in cases of accidental poisoning. All foods containing appreciable quantities of volatile substances such as onions, garlic, or of hypnotic substances, such as lettuce, hops, and hence, beer, or which tend to produce alimentary putrefaction, as tainted meats, or fermentation as coarse, fodder vegetables, or which contain notable quantities of oxalates, benzoates, purin bodies etc., should be discontinued or used in very small quantities during lactation. It must not be forgotten that excessive physical strain, excitement and hence, social dissipation, is liable to interfere either with the general nutrition of the mother or with the functions of the breasts. Engagements which conflict with the times of nursing should be canceled and only urgent demand for recreation or important business should excuse the disgusting custom of nursing in public or the infliction of a small baby on public gatherings, to say nothing of the excitement and exposure of the child itself. Menopause. An important element in the management of women at the change of life is to impress upon them the fact that they have no definite disease, but are undergoing a perfectly normal cessation of function, and that, while there are likely to be minor disturbances of physical and psychic processes, these do not require any more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804589
  • 9781236804587