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September 3, 1927

Nutrition of Mother and Child.

JAMA. 1927;89(10):813-814. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690100075039

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The primary message of this book is to encourage breast feeding of the young infant. The author not only advises but insists on it by showing that by the proper technic, described in detail, it is possible for practically every mother to nurse her infant at least in part for the first five or six months of its extra-uterine life. He points out that nutrition is the prime factor in health and longevity and that breast feeding is the first requisite for proper nutrition. The newer discoveries of facts that have revolutionized our ideas of nutrition are presented in simple language, yet only scientific facts are presented. The book is essentially for the laity, especially those mothers who seek to feed their families intelligently and scientifically, and for social workers. In addition to discussing vitamins, deficiency diseases, diet during pregnancy and lactation, detailed technic of breast feeding, with emphasis on

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