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January 30, 1926

Simplifying Motherhood. Being a Handbook on the Care of the Baby During the First Year.

JAMA. 1926;86(5):370. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670310052034

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This is a satisfactory book for mothers and for every one who has the care of babes. It is not encumbered with dogma and undemonstrable theories, but the sensible and practical management of the child is insisted on. It would seem that the rule requiring the babe to empty completely one breast at each nursing, no matter how long it takes, should be modified, since some breasts are so uberous that several infants could be fed and yet a considerable residue would remain. The nursling can easily get his fill in twenty minutes if he is hungry, and the mother would have a longer period of rest. The only theory advocated in and out of season is that every healthy mother can be made to nurse her babe. Although the desirability of this is admitted, yet it certainly must happen that many women with high purpose and exacting industry will

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