The Secret of Sex; Or the Physical Law of Its Predetermination in the Embryo of Man and Beast

The Secret of Sex; Or the Physical Law of Its Predetermination in the Embryo of Man and Beast

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...It is not always with such mothers that the supply of milk is limited in quantity, but it is often inferior in quality when it is abundant. Among the varied food a mother of this kind eats, there will be every few days something that she does not digest well--or as she may say, "that disagrees with her." This influences for the time the quality of the milk secreted, producing intestinal difliculty in a feeble child, and when repeated again and again eventually produces an irritated condition of the child's digestive organs, through which its vitality is in some degree exhausted, and it falls a ready prey to disease. When had the mother been endowed with a better digestive apparatus her child would have continued strong enough to resist the attack. This condition of the mother's digestion should therefore have full consideration on the birth of a. son among a family of daughters. If there is any defective nutrition the babe should have a healthy, robust wet-nurse at once. And even she should be cared for in regard to diet, as most women of this class are grossly ignorant as to what they should eat and what not for the best interests of the child. In her selection something more than merely a full supply of food for the infant should be looked after. It is quite important with her also, to see that its quality is good, and that she by her good digestion can maintain its good quality. To this end unless she is known to be a healthy woman this condition should be examined into by a competent physician. Any effort to supplement the mother's limited flow of milk or its inferior quality by artificial food during at least the first year of the infant's life is likely to be fatal to its existonce. The advantage...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236856112
  • 9781236856111