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December 1937

Ueber die Ernährung des Säuglings.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(6):1431. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980060223020

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This book consists chiefly in the recommendation of whole lactic acid milk for use in infant feeding if breast milk is not available. The author uses a preparation called acilette put out by the manufacturing chemists Benckiser-Ludwigshafen, 1 to 100 Gm. of milk containing 2 per cent cereal and 5 per cent sugar, which is first boiled and then cooled rapidly. This is used in appropriate amounts until the eighth or ninth month, when whole unacidified milk is used. Cod liver oil and orange juice are started at the age of 2 months, vegetables at 4 months and cereals at 5 months. The author feels that such a dietary regimen results in much healthier infants than are usually found when a diluted milk mixture has been used, claiming that there is less likelihood of the development of nutritional disturbances or vitamin deficiencies.

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