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January 8, 1968

Infant Nutrition

JAMA. 1968;203(2):157. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140020085032

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In a relatively short but lucid book, the author has presented a large body of critical information on infant nutrition. The major portion is devoted to discussing the various constituents of the infant diet within the framework of the current knowledge on the biochemistry of nutrition and growth. Many of the unsolved and controversial problems in infant nutrition which face the practicing physician, nutritionist, and dietician are presented in an unbiased exposition.

The chapter on "Normal Growth and Failure to Thrive" is an exceptionally concise guide to understanding and managing a difficult problem. One can only lament the brevity—probably dictated by space requirements.

The extensive tables are another valuable feature which detail the composition of a wide variety of prepared foods and formulas now available for infant feeding, including the milk-free preparations. Since we have become increasingly aware of enzyme-deficiency induced diarrheas, a knowledge of the components of the available