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October 29, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(18):1012-1017. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450180006001c

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There is no question in pediatric medicine which at the present time is exciting more interest, and justly, too, than the subject of artificial feeding of infants. Where the mother has well developed breasts, containing a plentiful supply of good milk, the question of infant feeding is an easy one, and it is not the object of this paper to discuss the question of breast feeding, or even to touch upon the manner by which, as far as our knowledge at present reaches, the lacteal secretion in the breast can be modified by food and general hygiene. It is our intention to dwell in a brief manner only on the subject of the feeding of infants by artificial means, first, by foods derived from the milk of the cow or other animal; second, by foods made more or less directly from the grains. In the study of this question we

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