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PREFACE
CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4-5-6-7
CHAPTER-8-9
CHAPTER-10-11
CHAPTER-12-13-14-15
CHAPTER-16-17
CHAPTER-18-19
CHAPTER-20-21-22
CHAPTER-23-24-25
CHAPTER-26-27-28
CHAPTER-29-30
CHAPTER-31.1
CHAPTER-31.2
CHAPTER-31.3
CHAPTER-32
CHAPTER-33
CHAPTER-34-35-36-37-38
CHAPTER-39-40-41-42
CHAPTER-43-44-45
CHAPTER-46-47
CHAPTER-48
CHAPTER-49-50
CHAPTER-51
CHAPTER-52-53
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

are sunken, depressed, it is torture for the child to nurse. It uses 

up a lot of energy uselessly, becomes exhausted, and gets very little 

milk; while if the nipples be tender or cracked the process of nursing 

is a torture for the mother. 

 

It is therefore necessary to attend to the nipples in due time--to 

begin at the fifth or sixth month is not too early. If the nipples are 

sufficiently prominent, little need be done for them except to wash 

them with a little boric acid solution (one teaspoonful of boric acid 

to a glass of water) occasionally, and now and then to rub in a little 

petrolatum, plain or borated. But if the nipples are sunken so that 

they are below the surface of the breast, or if they are only slightly 

above the surface of the breast, they must be treated. Gentle traction 

must be made on them with the fingers three or four times a day. There 

are only a few cases where persistent manipulation will not develop 

the nipple and make it stand out prominently. 

 

If the nipple is tender it should be washed two or three times a day 

with a mixture of alcohol and water; one part of alcohol to three 

parts of water is sufficient. In washing the nipple with this diluted 

alcohol it should be dried and a little petrolatum or vaseline rubbed 

in. This done two or three times a day during the last month or two of 

the pregnancy will generally produce a good healthy nipple. 

 

=The Treatment of Cracked Nipples.= If the care of the nipple has been 

neglected, and it develops cracks or fissures so that the nursing of 

the child causes the mother severe pain, the nursing should be done 

through a nipple shield, and in the meantime between the nursings the 

nipple should be rubbed with the following preparation, which is 

excellent and which I can fully recommend: thymol iodide, 1/2 dram; 

olive oil, 1/2 ounce. This should be applied every hour to the nipple 

and covered with a little cotton; before each nursing, however, it 

must be well washed off with warm water or warm boric acid solution. 

When the nipples are cracked, the infant's lips should also before 

nursing be carefully wiped out with boric acid solution. For the 

baby's mouth contains bacteria which while harmless in themselves may 

if they get into the cracks of the nipple set up an inflammation of 

the breast or "mastitis" and cause an abscess. If the cracks are 

excruciatingly painful, as they sometimes are, it is necessary to give 

the one breast a rest for twenty-four hours and have the child nurse 

at the other until the cracks have partially healed. 

 

=When It Is Necessary to Dry Up the Breasts.= In case of the death of 

the child, or if the mother for some other reason finds herself unable 

to nurse, such as in cases where there is absolutely no nipple, 


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