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Your Child and You: A Pediatrician Talks to New Mothers.

Your Child and You: A Pediatrician Talks to New Mothers. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In a series of 20 letters, the author describes to new mothers the expected patterns of development and behavior of babies throughout the first four years of their lives. He anticipates many questions such as the need for breast feeding, the advisability of circumcision, and the concern about foot deformities when walking begins. Minor variations of physical structure and growth patterns in normal infants may require adjustments of feeding programs and habits to fit individual infants, but most important is the parental attitude of confidence that the baby will react favorably to his environment and develop normally. The mother is told to expect the fears and fantasies of later life and to meet the jealousies and distorted behavior with calmness and understanding. This is mental hygiene practiced in its most suitable environment, and Dr. Hellyer creates throughout his book the feeling of joy in caring for the baby and watching http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

Your Child and You: A Pediatrician Talks to New Mothers.

Your Child and You: A Pediatrician Talks to New Mothers.

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In a series of 20 letters, the author describes to new mothers the expected patterns of development and behavior of babies throughout the first four years of their lives. He anticipates many questions such as the need for breast feeding, the advisability of circumcision, and the concern about foot deformities when walking begins. Minor variations of...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1967 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1967.02090190163038
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In a series of 20 letters, the author describes to new mothers the expected patterns of development and behavior of babies throughout the first four years of their lives. He anticipates many questions such as the need for breast feeding, the advisability of circumcision, and the concern about foot deformities when walking begins. Minor variations of physical structure and growth patterns in normal infants may require adjustments of feeding programs and habits to fit individual infants, but most important is the parental attitude of confidence that the baby will react favorably to his environment and develop normally. The mother is told to expect the fears and fantasies of later life and to meet the jealousies and distorted behavior with calmness and understanding. This is mental hygiene practiced in its most suitable environment, and Dr. Hellyer creates throughout his book the feeling of joy in caring for the baby and watching

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1967

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