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By Dana Raphael

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In B r i t a i n , t h e r e ar e an a p p r e c i ­ a b l e number o f b a b i e s born whose mouths ar e t o o s mall f o r hu­ man n i p p l e s ( Gunther 1 9 5 5 ) . I ' v e a sk ed p e d i a t r i c i a n s in the U nit e d S t a t e s b u t I h a v e n ' t found c a s e s o f t h i s . Now, t h e s e b a b i e s would no t have s u r v i v e d u n l e s s we had b o t t l e f e e d i n g . With b o t t l e f e e d i n g t h e c h i l d w it h a t o o small mouth i s fe d w it h a v e r y small n i p p l e and s u r v i v e s .

R ap ha e l's c o n t r i b u t i o n , was t h e r e c o g n i t i o n t h a t b r e a s t f e e d i n g i s n ' t j u s t an a u t o m a t i c t h i n g you a r e a b l e t o do b e c a us e you ar e a human f e m a l e , t h a t i t t a k e s some time t o e s t a b l i s h b r e a s t f e e d i n g and t h a t i m m e d i a t e l y a f t e r g i v i n g b i r t h , new mothe r s a r e e xceed-, i n g l y v u l n e r a b l e , they are very e a s i l y im p r in ta b le . They r e ­ spond t o w ha t e v e r s i t u a t i o n i s around them.

They t r i e d and t h e baby d i d n ' t t h r i v e , s o t h e y g o t more a n x io u s and more d e p r e s s e d , and t h e i r b a b i e s t h r i v e d l e s s (Mead 1 9 5 4 ) . I d o n ' t t h i n k we have any s t u d i e s t h a t d i r e c t l y c o r r e l a t e d e ­ p r e s s i o n and b r e a s t f e e d i n g a l o n e . The Gordon's s t u d i e s a r e n ' t about b r e a s t f e e d i n g , t h e y a r e a bo ut i s o l a t i o n and t he p r e s e n c e o f f e m a l e r e l a t i v e s t o c h e e r up women.

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