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..MyDearaoghteKT-YojirhusbatKi' wires methat 'you are
afraidftheiiufseisvljettmg your-baby, starve to death and that you'
Vant to knowif sonjefniMg should "n6t befe'd'tQ itUntil you are able
to'nurse it. le tefisne the nurse putsthe "baby" tb the breast- every
"two Tidurs, but"yu do njbthink jrgets-e'nough rnjlkj ,'
- 'My dear, from birtH-toChe'-app'earance'of th ffrgUtee'th nature
supplies the 'infant witlx 'nmterir for',its''s:ustennce in perfect har
mony -with its needs tne'motheYs milk. 'But experience' h"as 'also
proved that even tb'e liquid foo'dmu'st beofsuchuality a"nd cjuan
tity and received -at'Suqh'InWyals-as tp adltfit of perfect digestion,
and rapid assimflation. -'- ' r ' . - - - -
Each baby is a law untoitselfjn the'matter of feeding, and "its
individual wants should" be; sfudjed. The firt' three jof four days .
after birth a child subsists onVtlie stibstance se'cretedin" the breasts
of the mother. This is knownaV colostrum. ' It h tHinner tha'nimilk,
and usually very scant but iHs all that is necessary, for the prepara
ti6nof the- child's -digestive organs to' accept the real'nutridqn.
It is a'natural laxative consequently-such otd-fashioped Tenie- '
dies as saffron teasvee'teped water, 3lued cow's milk and the
like are needless. TJie dcjstng referred to usually results in stomach
ache, as the digestive organs of the iiewty born child, are not ready'
for such strongs food and when the mother's milk does come the
-baby's stomach'is in a condition ttTrevqlt at anything
Its 'cries of" para are suppqsedto hp cries 'of hunger, and it is
stuffed early a'nd'Jate, alternately' eatipg andvom'itirjg from 'moan
ing till night. Indeed, this is sp common that a child.is exgected
to' "throw -up1' after being fed ntapy nurses declaring that this is alll
right. , -J ,J - " .., . .
The whole hrute qreatipirearits young witHi a t certainty' of
its arriving at maturity without sickness of any 'stir t: .
The children of man4alpne,are'4opmed to run the gauntlgt of"
" cruel and uee'dless suffering, 'vvjiicl a; large,percenHge succufmbs.
It-'js certainly Jiot.in the scheme qf nature that this should be so. A
child is surrounded by evefry coiiditiqn and requfrement necessary
for the maintenance of life and health,-and it is only by-the neglect
of nature's laws tlj'at disease and pjemature death, are occasioned.
Your nurse is. perfectly rights my child, and I am very glad to
know that slie is pursuing these "methods. x I will write you soon
abpufc feeding your baby, but I am sure that your nurse knows mqre
about it thaa ' ', . jXQtpi MOTHER. -