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July 1959

Acceptance of a Soya Food by Infants

Author Affiliations

Iowa City
From the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, State University of Iowa.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1959;98(1):1-5. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1959.02070020003001

From October, 1955, to May, 1957, an investigation of a new protein food for infants was undertaken. Because of the paucity of published information of attempts to evaluate the acceptance of infant solid foods, it was thought of interest to report such an appraisal. A soya bean preparation was selected for the study because of its potentiality as an economic source of protein of good quality for the feeding of infants. The excellent quality of the protein of soya bean has been well established for the feeding of animals.1 Various preparations of this protein have been used widely for the feeding of infants with problems of an allergic nature. The purpose of the study was to ascertain the number of babies who would accept this new food, the length of time they would continue to take it, and the incidence of reactions to it. Additional studies, which will be

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