IN the years following Donald Winnicott's death in 1971 it was decided that the papers that he had left unpublished, together with those that had appeared only in journals and anthologies, should be published in collections under his own name.
The papers brought together in this book were written specifically about the psychological processes that take place in the infant around the time of birth and shortly thereafter, when "the baby and the mother are not yet separated out in the baby's rudimentary mind"; and they examine the implications that ensue for those who have care of newborn babies and their mothers.
We hope in particular that professional workers in this field will find the book valuable and enjoyable, and that it will reach a new generation of readers who can make use of Winnicott's ability to see the everlasting in the ephemeral.
|London, 1986||RAY SHEPHERD|
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Publication information: Book title: Babies and Their Mothers. Contributors: D. W. Winnicott - Author, Clare Winnicott - Editor, Ray Shepherd - Editor, Madeleine Davis - Editor. Publisher: Addison-Wesley. Place of publication: Reading, MA. Publication year: 1987. Page number: xiii.