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January 22, 1887

Milk Analysis and Infant Feeding.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(4):111. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391290027013

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Abstract

In this little book Dr. Meigs attempts to show that the great majority of analyses of human milk made by various chemists are wrong. He claims to have discovered that the caseine of human milk amounts to seldom more than one per cent.

Dr. Meigs has evidently undertaken to work in a field where he is not at home. This subject has been thoroughly discussed years ago, and by men who are well known as thoroughly trained chemists. Their conclusions do not agree with those of Dr. Meigs.

In the part of the book relating to infant feeding, the author presents a number of practical observations from the experience of himself and others, and makes suggestions as to what is the proper food for infants of different ages.

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