No food, no growth.
After the fourth week of life in a qualitative, and after the sixth week in a quantitative manner, a certain normal feeding has been established for the child which allows of an average estimation in quantity and quality of food taken. The single and daily feedings of the infant will closely approximate the averages fixed.
After the sixth week the child requires from 600 to 900 (from 20 to 30 oz.) grammes daily and after the fourth month from 1,000 to 1,100 grammes (33 to 36 oz.); these amounts are seldom exceeded. These figures have been established by weighing a large number of children daily for months and represent average values. According to the observations of Dr. Feer the amount of food taken daily by one individual infant varies greatly; in this the child resembles an adult. These daily variations in feeding of infants must be remembered
LACKNER E. HEUBNER'S SYSTEM OF INFANT FEEDING EXPRESSED IN CALORIES AND ENERGY UNITS. JAMA. 1909;LIII(16):1267–1271. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550160001001e
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