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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...lessons in the things a mother should know, from the days when the first far-away flapping of the stork's wings is heard, through the period of birth and infancy. But the subject upon which the heaviest stress is laid is: Feeding the Baby. It is the most vital of all matters connected with the care of a child. What those Chicago mothers are learning, every mother in the United States ought to know. First and foremost, the slogan is: Nurse your baby. This is so simple a rule, and it has been recited so often, that it may appear superfluous. But the greatest pediatricians say that it is not superfluous. They claim that it cannot be repeated often enough, so necessary is it that mothers should fully realize its importance. Statistics have shown that ten artificially fed babies die to one naturally fed. The School of Mothercraft, in enunciating this rule, does not mean that there are to be no exceptions to it. But it does insist that only extreme special cases justify artificial feeding. No matter how subtle and scientific is the present process of modifying cow's milk, it cannot compare with the oldest process of feeding known. This is what Dr. Hedger says to a mother: "If you are a healthy, normal woman, nature is modifying the food every day to meet the child's changing needs." The subject is worthy of thought. So subtle a chemist, so wise an old mother is this nature of ours, that she is constantly on the lookout for the baby's new demands, and modifying, or remixing its food to meet those demands. No science, no percentage formulas, can keep up with her. There are many incidental advantages in the natural method of feeding. One is the protection it affords against contagious diseases, especially whooping-cough and more

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  • English
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