Said Director J. L. Blumenthal of the bureau of child hygiene, New York
City: "The really fat baby has a mass of material that is of no use to
him at all in fighting off ills and diseases of babyhood. . . . The
grownups, in the interest of health, exercise. . . . Why, then,
overstuff the baby so the mother can boast about how fat he is?"
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