[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Fwd: question

Günther Böhm GHBoehm at ish.de
Thu Sep 20 13:30:13 PDT 2012

Am 20.09.2012 15:31, schrieb Rita Lyster:
> I have a question from my sister-in-law that maybe someone out there has insight into? Rita Lyster
> Hi Rita,
> I have noticed something as I look at families in my research. Over and over again a youngest child dies within a few 
> weeks, sometimes a month, from the time a new baby is born. I’d like to know why. Could it be because the mother 
> stopped breastfeeding that child to feed the new one? What other reasons can you think of?
> Just wondering,
> LInda

Hello Linda,
indeed one of the most common diagnoses of child's death in the German speaking countries was "Fraisen" which ment 
seizures [rachitogene eclampsia] by lack of calcium caused by too early stopped breastfeeding or maternal 


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