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TENDING THE INFANT.

--■■■: •"• '• - vi«iieetinff of * ne Society for «M*?2S?SaS health of Women &c held in the City Coun- :- £ a hei'nW present. expressed the Society The knowledge that ' had been appalling, Z ealand ' ' tat in ! : fd in the world, efforts were '. e 0 something regarding 1 : o&Wffi& Inihese days, when all 1 this. P^^ ut recruiting their armies, I tt&^ ; bruiting" could be sounder ; P&ix. v which began with the babies. t«p deal of excellent 1 ±iey fltould not aDow *" to *Srttt'dief from lack of inrate this summer had - less amongst Infants. iMSsS&fiSt "t»e advice the mothers habies was over the 1 The children. 1 ?*K£sto&r fed on food which they or digest, and many frouT this cause. Much grati- * S-expressed on every hand the Plunket nurse, confident that, generally more i° teni g ent ™- ?~rla.s now-taken by people in the tsrest of their infants. | stated that the i x?=*rt fender assistance to infants the effects of imto her Excellency become keenly iff a sinulaT work carried out ".■S*mortality • during the summer Auckland had seemed to her l»« the promotion of , Srj the -main object bemg to 1 m the- advisability of mothers nursing I S-hahles, and when not able to do : „ to nse humanised milk. A satis-. ; h'Arv arrangement hac. now been come ,- gff m ileal supply of this article. Kirn Chappdi; after instruction at Dunfain lad commenced work in AprJ, and 1 Ssince done excellent work To ex- | ilj the: scope of its usefulness, the I Eocietyiaa fotod it necessary to-appomt ; XoirWttees for the various districts, m each of, which.splendid -work was *e&-|fftfifliroiished by means of lectures SWt&Vdemdnstrations. The subI also'•undertook to provide dotM«r,*nd humanised milk m necessiWtfKß. -A scheme of coupons for -rfe"sm#'of this' milk to indigent Weßfe-Sd Wen arranged, and through of the Hospital and f>rrtaDli-Aid Board, these were now jraikMe; -He work had now increased bo far ii to necessitate the appointment 0 f vi uaistaht TMiss Kearney), and "fife lady had heen doing capable work. With the necessity before them of ap- ':'■ pohifing another nurse, the committee . decided to appoint Miss Kearney, if, in the mean*" ll6 ' she could- obtain -the necessary certificate. An office had feu -opened, in the Health. Department tnildings in Chancery-street for the conS venience ot. parents; The report con- ! dndea with ah appeal for support from ! tie public for this work. The financial statement set forth subjeripSoaV - £106 -* B > " donations, £ 400 : 17s; total receipts, £ 506 18s. Expenses, - |£20814s 9dC*;Balance, £298 3s 3d. Ihe"iecretSryXHis;"PaT:s£esy explained that although -their balance appeared to he £298, this was really all mortgaged Tjy. their having to get another nurse «crt" year. lie Plunket Nurse (Nurse Okappell), k the course of an interesting summary of her work for the past y-iar, remarked .'that during, {fiat period 350 babies had teen under their care she, :nith:the' help of her QSJSjiaaKi, having itiaided to these. Th* j\r>Uil number of visits paid had been 2Mf, the number of babies brought to the office 90, and the imbiber of public demosutrations and a lectures' 24. On several occasions she had jaid- visits in response to country applications, but was afraid that, with the calls on her time" in Auckland, she would for the future have to turn a -deaf ear to-these. Nurse Chappell con- ' eluded with an interesting description of ■ and the improvements generairyiioticed> with regard to infant feedj ventilation', and-other matters. lie chairman moved- the adoption of . Bje reports and balance sheet, together sft a'-fiearty vote of thanks' to the ■ retiring officers, remarking that the- . «atem"eHtff furnished were highly satisfactory; In seconding the motion, Mr. L. J. Bagnall regretted the small .attendance, .tat'remarked that it was characteristic' r :of Auckland to take little interest In natters] even" if- they were of great importance", unless something stirred | uem up; but it seemed that the present tfovenfent.did not do so. He was sure ; that the work of the Society had been; HJ very great'value indeed, and he hoped j rat:the people of Auckland would .assist in maintaining the work. : The 'chairman's 1 motion was carried j fflanhnonsly. | The retiring officers were re-elected *ittr> the exception that Miss "Bagnall hon. treasurer. The name ! of Dr. ; EorJefton was-added." to the mcdi- - calibbsrd, Ajthottghthe Society asks for no sub- j scrrptiona from parents who have been .""W if should be noted that any wfll be:gratefully deceived, ! wso mothers m&y also, if they so subscribe' to and become members of the: Society, j

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TENDING THE INFANT. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 78, 1 April 1909

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