For the last few years, there has been a gradual improvement toward more simplified infant feeding, when it has been necessary to use other than mother's milk. We feel that in this respect we have reached a fair measure of success, and that the present methods are easily grasped by the mothers, thereby giving us better cooperation because of less arduous preparation. In this attempt, however, we have not always considered the economic phase with sufficient care in our desire to get a proper food. It must be understood that each infant who has to be fed in part or in whole on artificial foods is a distinct entity, and must be fed and managed entirely according to its individual needs. Therefore, there is no one food which we can call a panacea for all difficult feeding cases.
The advantage of carbohydrate in infant foods has long been
CHASE OE. CEREAL GRUEL FEEDING: TWO YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH DIFFICULT CASES. JAMA. 1925;84(16):1173–1175. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660420011003
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