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June 13, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XL(24):1639-1641. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490240006002e

The every-day problems in infant feeding are many and complex, requiring careful study and observation of the individual infant. The necessity for a close watching of the feeding of infants, both while at the breast and when artificially fed, can not be too strongly emphasized.

While, as a general rule, it may be stated the ideal food is a healthy breast milk, this is not always the case, for not infrequently a mother has an abundant supply but secretes a milk which is unsuited to the needs of her own baby. These cases, however, are the exception, and it is infrequent that we find an unsuitable breast milk which can not be changed by suitable remedial measures, hence I can not refrain from saying a word against the unnatural mother who refuses to nurse her infant from purely selfish reasons, that she may have more time for society or pleasure.

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