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January 20, 1923


JAMA. 1923;80(3):181-183. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.26430300003013

MIXED FEEDING AND WEANING  The main indications for mixed feeding are: 1. To furnish sufficient food to meet the infant's needs when the mother's supply becomes inadequate. This is best accomplished by complemental feeding by the administration of cow's milk mixture after a limited period on the breasts. 2. To relieve the mother of one or more breast feedings to provide for her recreation. 3. To teach the infant bottle feeding in the preparation for emergencies. The two latter conditions will necessitate replacing breast by bottle meals. These are known as substitute feedings. Whichever of these two methods of extra feeding is adopted, the all important question to be answered for the mother is what foods and how much of them shall be given to replace the breast milk. It has been stated that average infants will require amounts approximating 2½ ounces (75 c.c.) for each pound of body weight,

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