Success in infant-feeding depends not only on the composition of the food, but also on the way in which it is given. The manner of feeding and the management of the child between feedings have received scant attention, yet there are certain points of considerable importance in this connection disregard of which may result in unsuccessful feeding, no matter how carefully the food is prescribed.
Posture has an important bearing on digestion in infancy. For many years the teaching of doctors and nurses has been that an infant must be put to sleep in the horizontal position immediately after feeding. Many mothers, however, hold the child upright after feeding before putting him down to sleep. It is believed that one of these plans is correct and the other wrong, both in theory and practice, and that the Roentgen ray has demonstrated the truth of this. The way in which posture