Talks to My Patients; Hints on Getting Well and Keeping Well

Talks to My Patients; Hints on Getting Well and Keeping Well

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...Both forethought and tact are necessary in such cases, so as not to weary the mother with ineffectual attempts at nursing. REGULABITY AS TO TIME OF NUBSING. At first let the interval be from two to three hours during the day, when the babe is awake, of course; if it sleeps, never wake it to eat, when well. If it has a long sleep witnout food, and then is awake longer than usual, it needs to nurse oftener than otherwise. It is particularly important that the child forms the habit of nursing only once or twice during the night. If more than this, the mother gets too little sleep, and the baby too much to eat. Sleeping with the infant on the arm, is wearisome for the mother, and prompts it to nurse oftener than it would if put aside in the bod or crib, as soon as its want is satisfied. It sometimes requires a little tact and positiveness to establish this method, but it is of great advantage to both parties. If the mother is able to furnish a good supply, she will have little trouble in forming regular habits of nursing, the time being gradually prolonged to four and five hours during the day as it grows older. Bat with many the milk is poor in quality, the quantity small, aiid though the little one seems satisfied at the time of nursing, it soon "cries for more." In such cases it shoul i be fed once or twice in the twenty-four hours and let the mother accumulate, not mix feeding and nursing at the same meal, for then it is apt to get too much. Micawber said of the twins, "They no longer draw their nourishment from the maternal fountains, but are supplied from foreign resources." Our American babies have to turn to "foreign resources" very early, and some of them hold on to tho "maternal fountains..".
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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966554
  • 9781236966551