Any one who has followed medical literature in general, and pediatric literature in particular, for the last two decades, must have been impressed with the steadily increasing place occupied by breast feeding in the minds of the profession. Even though much of this enlarging volume of medical attention has been concerned with public health measures rather than with private practice, still there has been a steadily increasing tendency on the part of students of infant health and nutrition to concern themselves with some of the multifarious problems connected with the natural feeding of children, as compared with an earlier (and still altogether too prevalent) tendency to experiment with artificial methods of nourishing babies. And whereas Sedgwick has secured for Minnesota the honor of being the state where this renascence of interest had its origin, through his Minneapolis demonstration of the universal applicability of breast feeding, it has remained for New
RICHARDSON FH. PROGRESS OF BREAST FEEDING IN NEW YORK STATE. JAMA. 1927;89(18):1487–1489. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690180019005
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