In 1920,1 on the Boston Floating Hospital, we began the preservation of dried human milk. An account has been given elsewhere of the development of the machine for drying human milk,2 and of the feeding of the milk to animals.3
In 1922, the first year that we fed dried human milk to infants, we had only a small amount on hand, and the condition of the milk after drying was not so satisfactory as it was later. However, we found that human milk in this form was acceptable to babies as a food. Whether they would lose, maintain their weight or gain, we tried to find out in 1923, when we fed seven babies with dried human milk. Because of the newness of this food, we had to feed the babies very carefully, and, as a result, at first rather underfed them. The analysis of the dried
EMERSON PW. DRIED HUMAN MILK: IV. DRIED HUMAN MILK AS A FOOD FOR INFANTS. Am J Dis Child. 1925;30(6):769–773. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1925.01920180029002
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