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March 16, 1912

MATERNAL NURSINGTHE RETURN OF MILK AFTER DISCONTINUANCE OF NURSING

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(11):775-777. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030173014

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Abstract

In the effort to reduce the mortality among infants, volumes have been written concerning the value of various methods of milk modifications. In turn, the proteids, the fats and the carbohydrates have received marked attention as the main factors in causing the serious illnesses of early life. Milk stations have supplied their part of the literature regarding the value of certified, sterilized and pasteurized milks in regard to relieving the morbidity among infants in the congested centers of our large cities. Recently the attention of civic workers has been drawn to the existence of a natural milk-supply that has been somewhat overlooked in the mad rush to supply a clean milk for the feeding of infants.

It is not necessary here to discuss the question as to whether there is an increasing inability on the part of mothers to nurse their babies. I feel certain, however, that the ease with

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