July 1955

Alimentación del lactante: Técnica y educación alimentarias, profilaxis de los estados carenciales.

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By Arturo M. de San Martin. Price, 20 pesos. Pp. 76, with 8 illustrations. Editorial Artecnica, Buenos Aires, 1952.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;90(1):111-112. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.04030010113020

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The first part of this little book is devoted to the rather conventional details of infant feeding and includes such subjects as prenatal care and nutrition of the mother, with some mention of the anomalies which may develop in the first trimester of pregnancy from deficits in diet. He quotes Giroud and Minkowski regarding the deficit of riboflavin in such malformations as cleft palate, shortening of the extremities, and syndactylism. The lack of folic acid may result in ocular and facial malformations, and the teratogenic action of inadequate pantothenic acid may provoke anophthalmias and cerebellar lesions.

Some discussion is given to the treatment and prevention of hemorrhage of the newborn. Breast feeding and means of making this more comfortable and pleasant are discussed. The position as well as the feeling of well-being in both mother and baby is important. Illustrations of the "decubital-lateroventral position" show the baby and mother in

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