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Heston and Isleworth 1915

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Heston and Isleworth]

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Heston Ward.Houn-slow North Ward.Houn-slow South Ward.Isle-worth North Ward.Isle-worth South Ward.Heston • and Isleworth Urban District.
Births notified113163252139121788
Births visited82151231140101705
Still births1747322
Sleeping with parents5610416110070491
Using comforter2947904134241
Mother working during pregnancy62131221797
Births unnotified1813252817101
Births unvisited4925452939189
Births revisited2504406165664102282

The appointment of a third Health Visitor has resulted in
a considerable increase of work under the Notification of Births
Act. Although the new Health Visitor only took up her duties
in September, 2282 revisits were made to infants, as compared
with 560 in the previous year. Most infants are revisited now at
least three times in the first three months, once every three months
until a year old and again at the age of two.
The percentage (88) of children who are receiving mother's
milk shews a slight decrease compared with that of last year, 89.