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June 1943

INFLUENCE OF MINOR DIETARY CHANGES ON FREQUENCY OF INFANTS' STOOLS: STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF VARYING THE CONTENT OF LACTOSE, MILK FAT AND THIAMINE

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PHILADELPHIA

Am J Dis Child. 1943;65(6):827-833. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010180003001
Abstract

The clinical study here reported was designed to ascertain whether or not and to what extent certain small variations in the lactose, milk fat and thiamine content of a standard complete modified milk mixture for infant feeding are reflected in the stools when the protein and calories are maintained at constant levels. Such observations have wide application to the whole broad problem of artificial feeding of infants, inasmuch as lactose, milk fat and thiamine are significant ingredients of most feeding mixtures prescribed by pediatricians.

The preparation used1 is an evaporated, homogenized, sterilized modified milk mixture prepared from whole milk, skim milk, lactose, vitamin Bi (thiamine), iron citrate and concentrate of vitamins A and D from cod liver oil. It has been described by Eley.2 After dilution with an equal volume of water the approximate composition is: One fluidounce (30 cc.) provides 20 calories. Each reconstituted quart (0.95 liter) contains

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