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November 1970

Breast Feeding.

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Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(5):486. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100100150024

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The delayed reviewing of the small booklet of F. P. Roberts (16 printed pages) published in 1968 is still very timely. In the introduction the author rightly points out that "Breast feeding is still the ideal method of infant feeding, notwithstanding the great improvements in artificial feeding of the past fifty years." In this connection the remark of W. H. P. Cant in his Foreword is worth quoting: "The pendulum which has swung so far away from breast feeding is beginning to swing back." These observations seem to apply also to the United States, especially in middle class families. The following headings of small subchapters following the Introduction, give the description and recommendations for "Breast Development in Pregnancy"; "Breast Hygiene During Pregnancy"; "Preparation of the Breasts for Lactation"; "Advantages and Disadvantages of Breast Feeding." If one considers "... that the baby in the womb receives a highly refined and constant supply

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