Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Milk

From Advice to a Wife [1880]:

Passion is injurious to the mother's milk, and consequently to the child. Sudden joy and grief frequently disorder the infant's bowels, producing griping, looseness, &c.; hence, a mother who has a mild, placid, even temper generally makes an excellent nurse, on which account it is a fortunate circumstance that she is frequently better-tempered during suckling than at any other period of her life; indeed, she usually, at such times, experiences great joy and gladness.

If the mother or the wet nurse be good-tempered, the milk will be more likely to be wholesome, which will of course make him more healthy, and consequently better tempered. While, on the other hand, if the mother or the nurse be of an irritable, cross temper, the milk will suffer, and will thus cause disarrangement to the system; and hence, ill-health and ill-temper will be likely to ensue.

Verdict:



Approved.

16 comments:

Linsey said...

What an absolutly beautiful little darling!

Nonna Beach said...

OMGosh,
Gorgeous baby girl !!!

Nonna Beach said...

BTW, anyone who can breast feed a baby for a whole year is my hero !

Amber said...

What a perfect angel! Mazel tov!

Karen K. said...

Ohhhhhhh!!!!! How precious!!! She's beautiful!!

Congratulations!!!!

Jana said...

Thanks, everybody! Her name is Amelia, and she was born three days ago. :)

Lisa May said...

Congratulations, she is lovely!

GStaples said...

Beautiful little girl!!!! Congrats!

Diamond said...

You must be extremely good-tempered. Congratulations.

Alison said...

I must be good-tempered as well since my milk has a similar effect on my son. Oh, what a doll! I love the name! I have a niece named Amelia Ruth! Congrats!

Roger said...

I have such cute grandchildren. Makes a grandpa proud!!!!

Jana said...

Awwww. :D

Jesse said...

She is beautiful...congratulations! Lots of wishes for easy nursing, no tummy troubles, and lots of sleep for mom.

Jana said...

Thank you! I appreciate those wishes... SO MUCH! ;D

MeiLin Miranda said...

D'awwww! Makes me want another one for about 30 seconds. :) Happy babymoon!

Jana said...

Thank you! We're enjoying her.