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FOOD MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IN KEEPINQ
i BABY HEALTHY MOTHER'S MILK SAFEST
f Feed Babies Properly and They Will Grow Up Healthy and Happy.
' While the mother should know
what to do when her baby is sick,
it is still better that she know how
to keep her baby well.
r She should realize, above all, that
the health of the baby depends more
upon its food than upon any other
And there is no food half so satis
factory and healthy for the child as
the milk of its own mother.
This has been shown beyond ques
tion by the fact that only three per
cent of the chidlren who die from
summer complaint are fed exclusive
ly on breast milk.
Therefore every mother who is not
prevented by physical causes should
nurse her own baby, as she increases
its chances of life many times bysQ
doingj. Nothing can take the place of
the mother's own milk not even the
milk of some other mother.
Here are some of the reasons why
mother's milk is best for the baby:
It is the child's natural food and
contains the proper proportions of
fats, sugars and proteids.
In addition it goes into the baby's
stomach as it comes from the moth
er, with very little chance of infec
tion or spoiling.
In like manner it contains certain
things from the mother's body that
protect the infant against various dis
eases. Experiments by physicians have
shown ,that fresh mother's milk b
mixed with the germs of some diseas
es will kill them very quickly.
Nurse the baby every two-hours
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