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January 1922

CAN YEAST BE USED AS A SOURCE OF THE ANTINEURITIC VITAMIN IN INFANT FEEDING?

Author Affiliations

Iowa Child Welfare Research Station, State University of Iowa IOWA CITY

Am J Dis Child. 1922;23(1):41-50. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1922.01910370046002
Abstract

The reports of Eddy and Roper1 and Daniels and Byfield2 on the effect of adding substances containing the antineuritic vitamin3 to the diets of artificially fed infants suggests that at least part of the difficulty in feeding these babies is due to a too low concentration of the antineuritic vitamin in many of the feeding mixtures. Cow's milk has been shown to contain less of this vitamin than many other natural foods,4 the amount present being dependent on the vitamin content of the food of the cow, for it appears that "vitamins pass into the milk only as they are present in the diet of the mother."5 When cow's milk is diluted, a necessary procedure in feeding young babies, unless some antineuritic vitamin is added from other sources, too little may be present in the feeding mixtures. The baby who is well and able to

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