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(p. 273) The Baby as a Going Concern 

(p. 273) The Baby as a Going Concern
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(p. 273) The Baby as a Going Concern
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271350.003.0051
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date: 04 June 2020

In this broadcast and paper for mothers, Winnicott emphasises that the mother’s bond with her baby is very powerful at the beginning and that she should be allowed to be preoccupied with her baby at this, the natural, time. The mother’s enjoyment in caring for her child is productive for the baby. Each baby is a going concern. After birth, the baby becomes a lodger in the arms of mother. The baby grows, and the mother provides an environment.

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