Pediatric Annals

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ONLY MOTHERS KNOW: PATTERNS OF INFANT FEEDING IN TRADITIONAL CULTURES

R Wendell Coffelt, MD

Abstract

Dana Raphael and Flora Davis ONLY MOTHERS KNOW: PATTERNS OF INFANT FEEDING IN TRADITIONAL CULTURES Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1985, 159 pages, $25.00

It is a known fact that a person likes anything that agrees with his beliefs. I like Onty Mothers Know by Dana Raphael and Flora Davis.

Having practiced pediatrics for over 40 years, 1 have been through evaporated milk, dextrose maltose, Karo syrup and only breast milk with no solids until 6 months of age. Time and compassion have taught me to listen to the mother, understand her problems and then together do what is best for both.

One of my daughters, a licensed LaLeche teacher and counselor, reviewed this book and approved it emphatically.

All pediatricians, social workers, nursery personnel and clinic pediatrie support people could benefit by reading this most interesting research of a common problem.…

Dana Raphael and Flora Davis ONLY MOTHERS KNOW: PATTERNS OF INFANT FEEDING IN TRADITIONAL CULTURES Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1985, 159 pages, $25.00

It is a known fact that a person likes anything that agrees with his beliefs. I like Onty Mothers Know by Dana Raphael and Flora Davis.

Having practiced pediatrics for over 40 years, 1 have been through evaporated milk, dextrose maltose, Karo syrup and only breast milk with no solids until 6 months of age. Time and compassion have taught me to listen to the mother, understand her problems and then together do what is best for both.

One of my daughters, a licensed LaLeche teacher and counselor, reviewed this book and approved it emphatically.

All pediatricians, social workers, nursery personnel and clinic pediatrie support people could benefit by reading this most interesting research of a common problem.

10.3928/0090-4481-19850901-11

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