Book Reviews
September 1940

Your Baby—And How to Care for It.

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By Dr. Lindsey W. Batten. Price, $1.50. Pp. 182, with no illustrations. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(3):774. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000030306031

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This book consists of instructions to the prospective mother, considerable material on breast feeding, its advisability and management, little discussion of artificial feeding and much advice on child training and management. The whole book is entertaining reading and contains much that will be of benefit to the mother. The reviewer divides all books of this class into two groups: those that can be safely recommended to the mother and those that cannot be. This book certainly belongs to the first group and should be on the list of every pediatrician and physician whom the young mother may ask to recommend a book on the care of the infant or child.

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