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December 26, 1925


JAMA. 1925;85(26):2046-2047. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670260044023

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Infant Feeding  In speaking before the Medical Society of Oradea Mare on infant feeding by means other than its mother's milk, Dr. Bálint distinguished between what he calls "substitute" and "artificial" feeding. The former he regards as feeding with milk from another woman or after modification from some other animal; the latter he defined as feeding with preparations artificially manufactured from milk or from other products. He gave an account of the laboratory methods of modifying milk in accordance with physicians' prescriptions. Artificial feeding is condemned by Bálint, and the majority of foods on the market are strongly decried. The great evil of them all is the ease with which they can be used. They are readily digested, but this is largely because they contain so small an amount of food material. Disorders arising from imperfect feeding escape for a long time the notice of the parent. Such children are

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