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Infant care

Title

Infant care

Date

1896-1902

Description

These early Australian and New Zealand infant care publications provide detailed instructions on the care of babies covering the subjects of feeding, clothing, sleeping, exercise and prevention and treatment of ailments.  The publications were authored by qualified child health physicians and individuals with no formal medical training.  Of particular note, Guide to Baby Feeding was produced by the notable New Zealand child health reformer Sir Truby King who was the first Director of Child Welfare in New Zealand and awarded a knighthood in 1925.  Philip E. Muskett’s 1896 edition of The Feeding and Management of Australian Infants provides comprehensive infant care instruction and includes a call to action to minimise preventable infant and child deaths in Australian.

Additionally, pamphlets on infant health and disease prevention can be found in the FUSION Disease Prevention Collection.  See Sanitary tracts issued by the Australian Health Society, 1882.

Subject

Health and the home

Items in the Infant care Collection

The Problem of infant feeding solved : with information for the expectant and nursing mothers, also details regarding the feeding of infants and children of all ages
Includes index Cover title : The Lactogen mother book Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection -- Special Collection Rare Books.Contact Deakin University Library for access to high quality images.

The Australian baby : a handbook for mothers
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The Australian baby
Reproduced from Mothercraft; articles published in The Age during the years 1925 and 1926.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Special Collection Rare Books.Contact Deakin University Library for access to high quality…

Guide to baby feeding : Truby King system
"Motto: breast fed is best fed"Logo on cover: "KPS - To help the mothers and save the babies"Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Special Collection Rare Books.Contact Deakin University Library for access to high quality…

The feeding and management of Australian infants
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Infant welfare tables and guide for use in artificial feeding of infants
Director of Infant Welfare: Vera Scantlebury.Compiled by the Director of Infant Welfare in collaboration with the members of the Melbourne Pediatric Society.Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Special Collection Rare…

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