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November 19, 1904

The Theory and Practice of Infant Feeding, with Notes on Development.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(21):1564. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500210054024

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Abstract

The first portion of this book differs somewhat from other books on infant feeding. Dr. Chapin has made comparative studies of the digestive tracts of young animals and concludes therefrom that the digestive system of each animal is particularly suited to its natural food and that as the digestive tracts of young animals must be, in a general way, like that of their parents, the milk of one animal is not suited for the young of another species. Dr. Chapin considers that the trouble caused by the substitution of some other milk in infant feeding is probably due to the difference in the digestive system. In part 2 Dr. Chapin gives simply and practically the various methods of testing milk, etc. Part 3, on "Practical Feeding," comprises the care and diet of the mother and directions for preparing infants' food. Part 4, "The Growth and Development of Infants," contains tables

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