NURSING YOUR BABY by Karen Pryor

NURSING YOUR BABY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Mrs. Pryor assumes that no woman will want to be a biological slacker; she also propagates a lot of nonsense ('cuddling a baby who is taking a bottle is rather like talking to someone who is reading the newspaper""), guilt (lifelong traumata for the mother who doesn't -- she's to be pitied, though, like the frigid wife) and possible friction as her book gets off to a start with a chapter on the ""nursing couple"" (even though husbands will admire ""this new womanliness""). Let us not quarrel with the main point (some doctors will- although most doctors- in Mrs. Pryor's words-particularly obstetricians- are apathetic and uninterested): the breast fed baby is healthier, better adjusted (?) and breast feeding is certainly more convenient. She goes into the physiology of this process; the attitudes toward and against (in a culture falsely emphasizing the female's attraction to the male), the before and after, of breast feeding, and obviously the forever-ever since she believes in nursing your ""older baby"". ""How many children of two- yes, and three and four, have you seen in the supermarket sucking on a bottle for dear life? Cherish these moments of closeness with your older baby..."" Cherish this experience too, if you can, after its presentation here.

Pub Date: June 19th, 1963
ISBN: 006056069X
Publisher: Harper & Row