Image from page 276 of “… Woman in girlhood, wifehood, motherhood; her responsibilities and her duties at all periods of life; a guide in the maintenance of her health and that of her children” (1906)
Title: … Woman in girlhood, wifehood, motherhood; her responsibilities and her duties at all periods of life; a guide in the maintenance of her health and that of her children
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Solis-Cohen, Myer
Subjects: Women Child care
Publisher: Philadelphia, Chicago [etc.] The J.C. Winston co
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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mp, suction being applied by a rubber bulb or by themouth through a piece of rubber tubing, or a bottle should befilled with very hot water, emptied rapidly, and quickly invertedover the nipple. The Mammary Binder. — The support of the patientsbreasts by means of the mammary binder will increase her com-fort and may prevent serious disturbances. There are manyforms of this binder. The simplest is a straight bandage ofunbleached muslin, properly shaped by darts, applied with acompress under the outer portion of each breast. The Murphybinder is likewise made from a straight piece of muslin, but hasa notch for the neck and two deeper notches for the arms. CARE OF THE MOTHER AFTER LABOR 215 Another bandage can be made out of a handkerchief folded asa triangle and passed under the breasts and tied behind theneck, the lower end being kept in position by being fastenedwith safety pins to the abdominal binder or to a strip of muslinor a bandage tied around the waist. One handkerchief may be
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Breast Supported by a Handkerchief. applied to each breast. The obstetrical breast support withknitted bosom is much less cumbersome and therefore moredesirable when the patient is out of bed. The Treatment of Congested and Distended Breasts.—When the flow of milk is excessive the breasts may become dis-tended or even congested, despite all care. Congestion is aptto occur shortly after the breasts assume their function of sup-plying milk. Both conditions are treated by the dietetic andother measures mentioned in chapter XXIV for reducing thequantity of the milk. A purge must always be given. Cover-ing the breasts with sterile gauze will soak up the leakage andprevent it from soiling the clothing. Should the milk fail to 216 CARE OF THE MOTHER AFTER LABOR escape, a condition known as caked breast results. This is besttreated by washing the breasts with soap and water just beforethe child is nursed or the breast pump is applied, and then withaseptic hands gently rubbing warm sterile o
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