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January 1926

DRIED HUMAN MILKV. ITS USE IN THE FEEDING OF PREMATURE INFANTS

Am J Dis Child. 1926;31(1):1-21. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130010008001
Abstract

In a previous communication, one of us1 reported the preliminary studies of the use of dried breast milk as a food for infants. This work, which was begun in 1920, has been slowly progressing during the last five years. This paper is intended to supplement the earlier work by indicating its usefulness in special types of cases, and reports a number of premature babies who were fed this dried human milk in varying amounts and proportions, ranging from approximately the equivalent of half strength fresh breast milk to a concentrated form, somewhat in excess of the normal percentage values of fresh breast milk over varying periods of time from four days to five months. For purposes of convenience the cases will be grouped under two main headings, dependent chiefly on the method of production of the powdered milk. The first series represents a group of premature babies on the

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