June 1955

The Nursing Mother: A Guide to Successful Breast Feeding.

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By Frank Howard Richardson. Price, $2.95. Pp. 204, with 8 illustrations. Prentice-Hall, Inc., 70 5th Ave., New York 11, 1953.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;89(6):768. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.02050110908020

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This modern book fills a growing need, as America swings back to breast feeding. An English monograph on this subject written a few years ago is now out of print, probably because it's frank earthiness was too critical of the physician's lack of knowledge of breast feeding. This book is definitely written for mothers. It is technically accurate and is decisive only by right of wisdom from years of experience. After a brilliant introduction by Dr. Clifford G. Grulee, the author proves that even city women can nurse. The advantages from breast feeding are then accurately appraised. The mother is told how to nurse in detail. The father also is told what he can do. Photographs illustrate several comfortable positions in nursing. This book is excellent for mothers, and this reviewer intends to loan copies to expectant and nursing mothers.

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