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July 1930


Am J Dis Child. 1930;40(1):222. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01940010233021

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The first part of this book deals with the feeding of the normal infant. Mother's milk is encouraged at all cost, and the first chapter is devoted to its establishment. In artificial feeding cow's milk is recommended, the various modified forms being discussed. The system of feeding recommended is toward the surface area requirements of von Pirquet and Richet, but it is emphasized that each infant is an individual, and that, after all, its requirement depends on gain in weight and elimination. Either lactose or dextri-maltose is recommended as a carbohydrate in quantities of from 5 to 10 per cent of the total volume. Various accessory foods of the first year are discussed. Cereals are recommended at 6 months, vegetables at 7 months and eggs and meat toward the end of the first year.

The second part deals with the feeding of sick infants and with various pathologic conditions. This

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