January 1956

Feeding Your Child.

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By Samuel M. Wishik, M.D. Price, $3.50. Pp. 223. Doubleday & Company, Inc., 575 Madison Ave., New York 22, 1955.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1956;91(1):88. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1956.02060020090022

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Dr. Wishik has written this excellent book because he recognizes what a major concern the feeding of a child is for parents. And if it is important for parents, it is also an important subject for the physicians who advise them.

Dr. Wishik points out that mothers are less familiar with infants and their problems of feeding now than in former years because girls are not as closely associated with the raising of younger siblings or cousins or nieces as they were during the days of larger families and closer family living. He feels that mothers need more information from reading and talking with their physicians to make up for this inexperience in order to get a general feeling of competence in this field. He stresses that mothers are competent and usually will do all right if they trust their instincts and try the "ways that come easily."

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