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December 11, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(24):1977-1980. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680240021006

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Hand in hand with the reawakening of interest in the possibilities of breast feeding on the part of the medical profession has gone a new development in welfare work; namely, the breast feeding demonstration. For both these movements, the medical and the social, Julius P. Sedgwick deserves undying praise. It was he who worked out the mechanics of the technic of breast feeding that many of us have found most useful in our individual work with mothers and babies; and he it was who established the classic rules for the conduct of the breast feeding demonstration. It would be hard to conceive of doing either line of work, the medical or the social, without hewing to the lines that he laid down.

The two cardinal principles governing the medical handling of a case of breast feeding are too well known to need more than passing mention here. They are, of

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