Book Reviews
March 1934

Notes on Infant Feeding.

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G. B. Fleming. Cloth. Pp. 45, with 2 tables. Glasgow: John Smith & Son, 1931.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(3):713. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960100239028

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These notes were compiled with the object of aiding students in the art of infant feeding. The first fifteen pages are devoted to breast feeding and are excellent. The importance of this is duly emphasized. The first fifteen pages on artificial feeding could be omitted. This is a discussion of the basal requirements of a child, which is of no particular value and makes the subject more complicated for the student. A much simpler form of feeding calculation is in vogue at present. There are some interesting differences between feeding in Scotland and this country; certainly it is necessary here to give an infant more then two teaspoonfuls of cod liver oil to protect against rickets, and accessory foods are begun before the ninth month. The final part deals with the dietary treatment of feeding disturbances. Most of this is considerably behind the best usage. For example, in regard to

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