Cautions to Women, Respecting the State of Pregnancy: The Progress of Labour and Delivery - Primary Source Edition
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1798 Excerpt: ... N 3 cerate. cerate, when judiciously applied, have rarely done any good: and, in respect, to the latter, the cups, &c. I have observed, that whatever inclofes them from the air, and keeps them constantly hot, or moist, generally renders them worse. I believe their soreness is best prevented, by putting the infant early to. the breast, first removing any impediment, which the fr num under the tongue may happen to occasion, to its fucking with freedom. This can be removed without the least difficulty, or inconvenience at any. time--but of. this more hereafter. When women do not intend to suckle, they commonly inquire what is to be done, to repel or dry up the milk, because they are apt to imagine, that, there will be a determinate, and regular, flow of it to the breasts, as though it were to come from a reservoir. But as. the secretion of milk depends upon a flow a slow of blood to the breasts, this, should not be excited by handling, or squeezing, and, still less, by drawing, the breast, or by any thing, which will give nature the idea, that there is a child to suckle. Such treatmentwill produce nearly the fame effects upon the breast, as the fucking of the child. While, on the contrary, if nothing is done, nature will, with ease and fasety, dispense with the function. She is soon made. sensible, that the blood determined to them is not wanted, and there will therefore b, e very little further, effort made, on her part, to continue it, and it will, in the course of a short time, a day or two at farthest, cease of itself. There is the fame objection against the use of fomentations, plaisters, and the various stimulating, and drying applications, so often had recourse to, such as brandy, spirits of wine with camphire, &c. They all, more or less, p..