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September 28, 1929

A SOY BEAN FOOD PREPARATION FOR FEEDING INFANTS WITH MILK IDIOSYNCRASY

Author Affiliations

BOSTON

From the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard University Medical School.

JAMA. 1929;93(13):985-987. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710130025008
Abstract

Human milk is universally granted to be the best food for infants during the first few months of life, and cow's milk in some form or with some modification is recognized as the best substitute when human milk is not available. It has been conceded, however, that for the exceptional infant cow's milk may be contraindicated either for a short, temporary period or, more rarely, for a protracted interval of time. It is not our purpose to consider the conditions under which cow's milk may prove an unsuitable food for a given infant, nor to discuss the underlying factors that render it so; but hypersensitiveness to cow's milk protein may be mentioned as the most striking and important example. It should also be recalled that milk-free diets have been reported as efficacious in the treatment of infantile eczema,1 regardless of the presence or absence of other manifestations of milk

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