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August 24, 1957

The Family Book of Child Care

JAMA. 1957;164(17):1993. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980170133033

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This book contains a vast amount of useful information for mothers, fathers, social workers, nurses, and others directly concerned with infant and child care. The book is well written and stresses the psychological aspects but does not neglect the medical side of child rearing. The importance attached to breast feeding is evidenced by the 24 pages covering this as against five pages devoted to bottle feeding. Demand feeding is stressed. The authors recommend early introduction of cup feedings. Much space is devoted to child and family relationship. The appendix contains a list of organizations helpful to parents who want specialized information and an excellent selective book list for further reading. Parents, prospective parents, pediatricians, and others intimately concerned with child care should find this book of much value.

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