In mineral metabolism one has a subject which is capable of more or less exact experimental study and measurement, thus escaping a good deal of the empiricism which has surrounded other phases of infant feeding and nutrition. A comparison of the mineral content of the two chief types of food in the infant's diet, human milk and cow's milk, forms an excellent starting point for the discussion.
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