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February 6, 1954

The Nursing Mother: A Guide to Successful Breast Feeding

JAMA. 1954;154(6):541. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940400079033

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This excellent book has been written specifically to aid the average mother in satisfactorily nursing her infant. Information included is designed to encourage breast feeding and to give the normal woman all the knowledge she needs to nurse her infant. The advantages of breast feeding, including its psychological values, are also presented. Information concerning nursing brassières, nipple shields, and other equipment used by nursing mothers is given. There are also specific instructions for the preparation of the breasts during pregnancy. The value of the book is enhanced by the inclusion of a comprehensive list of questions and answers. An effort is made to dispel the many superstitions and false notions about breast feeding. Every expectant mother and every mother with a newborn infant could read this book with advantage.

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