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(p. 227) Communication Between Infant and Mother, and Mother and Infant, Compared and Contrasted 

(p. 227) Communication Between Infant and Mother, and Mother and Infant, Compared and Contrasted
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(p. 227) Communication Between Infant and Mother, and Mother and Infant, Compared and Contrasted
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271404.003.0040
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date: 26 October 2020

Winnicott summarises the conscious and unconscious to and fro between a mother and her baby who has as yet no separate conscious and unconscious. The baby, he writes, communicates creatively and in time becomes able to use what has been found so that the mother is found and used. Winnicott sums up the process in a poetic final statement. The preliminary notes for this lecture are also included.

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