"Love is the cement of society and the prime function of the family is to raise children who know how to receive love --
who know how to give love, who develop the kind of self-respect
and love for themselves they must have if they are going to love anybody else.
We have to do everything possible to give the newborn infant a sense of worth.
The function of the family is to turn the newborn individual into an adult who is emotionally secure
and capable of loving because love is what keeps us together."
Quote from Herbert Ratner, M.D.
© 2001 Pat Lindsey, IBCLC - Lactation Services all rights reserved.
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