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(p. 269) A Man Looks at Motherhood 

(p. 269) A Man Looks at Motherhood
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(p. 269) A Man Looks at Motherhood
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271350.003.0050
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date: 23 January 2018

In this essay, Winnicott expresses the notion that if human babies are to develop into healthy, independent, and society-minded adult individuals, they absolutely depend on being given a good start, and this good start is assured in nature by the existence of the bond between the baby’s mother and the baby, the thing called love. If a mother loves her baby, he or she is getting a good start.

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