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(p. 341) Breast-feeding as Communication 

(p. 341) Breast-feeding as Communication
(p. 341) Breast-feeding as Communication

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 25 February 2021

Winnicott discusses the importance of laying the foundations of good mental and physical health by the process of breast-feeding and indicates the complexities of the process between mother and child that lead to this satisfactory outcome. That babies can enjoy attack and can also see that the mother’s breast survives the baby’s instinctual urges, Winnicott considers important for a healthy attachment to, and enjoyment of, a rich future reality for the infant and all this offers.

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