This theme is rendered progressively more interesting and important by the increasing frequency with which resort is had to artificial feeding, not to mention the continuously high infant mortality rate, which is itself a perennial plea for better means and methods for the artificial feeding of infants. It is a stirring fact that one-tenth of all infants do not live a month, and that one-third do not reach the age of three months.
In this connection it is not too previous to cite also the growing popularity of the one or two child family, and the inevitable vexing national question, as it now attains among the French. According to the well-known law of supply and demand the valuation of infants should be advancing as this desire for better results in feeding grows apace.
BREAST MILK IS THE BEST.
Rotch has well stated that the superiority of breast feeding, being now
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