Health in Infancy
AS we consider certain problems of infancy, you1 bring to the issues, each in a special way, an experience of the management of infants based on their growth and development and on distortions of development due to physical factors. I wish to talk about the difficulties that do not depend on physical illness. To simplify my subject I must assume that the baby is well in a physical sense. I think you will not mind my drawing attention to the non-physical aspects of baby care since in your practice you are all the time dealing with these problems and your interest does necessarily extend outside the field of actual physical illness.
As you probably know I started off as a paediatrician and gradually changed over into being a psychoanalyst and a child psychiatrist, and the fact that I was originally a physically minded doctor has greatly influenced my work. I do____________________
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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: 59.