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(p. 389) Breast Feeding 

(p. 389) Breast Feeding
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(p. 389) Breast Feeding
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271343.003.0062
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date: 18 July 2018

In this essay, Winnicott holds that there is nothing in human relationships that is more powerful than the bond between a baby and its mother during the breast-feeding experience. If a mother succeeds in establishing satisfactory breast feeding and remains the one person in the infant’s life until both she and the infant can be felt to be whole human beings, then the infant has progressed well in the healthy emotional development which forms the basis for eventual independent existence in a world of human beings.

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