June 1971

Infant Feeding.

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Jacksonville, Fla


By Mavis Gunther, MD, preface by Katharine Whitehorn. Price, 25s. Pp 114. Methuen & Co Ltd, 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4, 1970.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;121(6):548. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02100170130029

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This concise but detailed, factual but readable monograph is about breast feeding, a subject often neglected. Interest in this type of feeding is not dead, even in the United States where the lowest percentage of women breast feed of all the countries of the world. Although there are statements in some sections that may cause dissent, the straightforward discussion would be a valuable aid for anyone involved in helping a new mother successfully breast feed her baby. The intelligent mother could use the book herself without resorting to the use of a standard or medical dictionary and the La Leche League should enthusiastically recommend the work. With a delightful style, so often demonstrated by English medical writers, the author rarely equivocates: "The simplest recipe for helping a baby to feed goes as follows: hold the baby on your arm with your hand somewhere near the nappy, aim the nipple at

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