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December 19, 1936

Alimentación de niños. Métodos de México

JAMA. 1936;107(25):2078. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770510068032

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This book, in Spanish, is on the methods used in feeding Mexican infants. The first 170 pages deals with the weight and body measurements of Mexican children, breast feeding and the feeding of premature infants. The average Mexican child weighs 3,300 Gm. at birth and is 51 cm. long. It weighs 7,200 Gm. at 6 months and 9,350 Gm. at 1 year. It can therefore be seen that, whatever their type of feeding may be, these infants quite compare in body build with infants in this country. Breast feeding is advocated, and considerable space is given to reasons and to technic. The author prefers a three hour interval, but only five feedings in twenty-four hours. Much attention is given to manual expression and the Abt pump. His regimen for premature infants is quite like ours, and he advocates breast milk for their feeding.

The second part of the book deals

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