Children born to malnourished mothers are already at a disadvantage: they are smaller and behind in most aspects of physical development.
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Most mothers know that it’s beneficial to put babies out in the fresh air when it’s dry and fairly warm but, throughout Scandinavia it’s general practice to put babies outside in their prams for a nap in sub-zero temperatures. But is there any evidence that this has health benefits for the children as they grow?
The difficulties new mothers experience when losing weight.
MOTHERS’ ROLE IN COMBATING DISEASES OF CHILDREN.
The especial province of the mother is the prevention of disease, not its cure. When disease attacks the child, the mother has then a part to perform, which it is especially important during the epochs of infancy and childhood should be done well. I refer to those duties which constitute the maternal part of the management of disease.
When babies get fussy they’re in no mood to sleep. In such times soothing songs help a great deal.