Feeding and feeding the baby it does not mean simply nourishing him and providing him with food, but translates into an act of love that helps to create a bond and communication between mother and children.
“Feed“, therefore, it is reduced to the supply of food that satisfies the need, but coincides with theoffering a sign that speaks of love, of devotion, of desire towards the child, in recognizing him as a single subject. At the beginning of life, almost all sensations are identified with the orality that concerns hunger but at the same time represents the first way of accessing and attuning to life, through the fundamental mediation of the Other. The initial intimate conversation between mother and child, preverbal, nourishes both, as it begins to weave an emotional relationship.
Food and love they are at the same time what nourishes and what mother and child use to nourish their hearts. The need (hunger) should not be confused with this affective dialogue. “SF-loving” coincides with the offer of a sign that speaks of the desire for the child, in recognizing him as a single subject.
Pamela Pace, psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, founder and president of the Pollicino Association and the Parent Crisis Center, member of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, signs the new essay “SFAMAMI News of the psychoanalytic clinic of eating disorders in pediatric age 10 years later”.
Maintaining the focus on eating disorders, the creation of “SFAMAMI News of the psychoanalytic clinic of eating disorders in pediatric age 10 years later” arises from the awareness of the numerous changes taking place in the clinic of developmental age, from the desire to offer a broad and up-to-date clinical look both on eating disorders and also on other forms that signal the presence of new discomforts and addictions in developmental age, in the recognition of the value of listening to parental concern.
Pamela Pace, Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, founder e President of the Pollicino Association and the Onlus Parents Crisis Center, Member of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. He has published several books and scientific articles on the subject of eating disorders, clinical work with the family and psychological violence. Among the most recent: A bruise in the soul. The invisible heaviness of psychological violence, Mimesis, Milan 2018 and Che anxiety! Reflections for mom and dad who struggle to “let go”, Ed. San Paolo, Milan 2020