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March 1947

Estudios sobre la alimentación del lactante [calostro, leche humana, mezcla láctea, heces del lactante].

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By Professor Pedro Escudero, Ministerio del interior—Dirección nacional de salud pública. Price, 10 pesos. Pp. 487, with illustrations. Buenos Aires: Instituto nacional de la nutrición, 1944.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;73(3):379-380. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02020380124013

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This collection of reprints of research work done by Professor Escudero and his colleagues of the National Institute of Nutrition of the Argentine Republic is divided into four parts: (1) studies on colostrum, (2) studies on human milk, (3) Escudero's milk mixture and (4) feces of the nursing infant.

The studies on colostrum and on human milk are interesting, demonstrating variations in composition of human milk not generally appreciated. These workers have also demonstrated a definite effect of the diet of the mother on the composition of her milk.

Escudero's milk mixture is a formula for use when mother's milk is absent. It is made up of calculated proportions of homogenized cow's milk, white sugar and either lard or homogenized cream in a cereal water base and is frequently acidulated with lactic acid. The research on the formula, both in the laboratory and clinically, is well done and proves the

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