Book Reviews
June 1941

Feeding Our Old Fashioned Children.

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By Dr. C. Anderson Aldrich and Mary M. Aldrich. Price, $1.75. Pp. 112, with 6 illustrations. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1941.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;61(6):1351-1352. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000120223019

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"Feeding Our Old Fashioned Children" has much more to offer than might be inferred from the title. Dr. and Mrs. Aldrich show how mental and emotional growth may be affected favorably or adversely by the relationships established at feeding time. If eating becomes a problem, nutrition, as well, may be impaired.

The first chapters cover the physiology of hunger and appetite and stress individual rhythm as a factor in the obtaining of satisfaction at mealtime. They also deal with beginning illnesses and emotional upsets as causes of the child's refusal of food.

Other chapters show how by understanding and encouraging the child's efforts to manage his own environment, one may make mealtime a source of satisfaction in accomplishment and so contribute to his self reliance and social adaptability. The discussion indicates how the effects of a bad start in handling the child's feeding may be remedied by substituting an intelligent

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