Principles And Practice Of Infant Feeding

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byJulius Hays Hess

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. ADAPTATION OF MILK FOR INFANT FEEDING. From the foregoing it may be seen that there is no perfect substitute for human milk in the feeding of the infant, and therefore every effort should be made to assist the mother in the nursing of her infant. Since all the attempts made to feed an infant on the food not primarily intended for this purpose are attempts at milk adaptation, we necessarily know that no single method can possibly meet the needs of all infants. And therefore it must be our object, first, to formulate our rules so as to make them safe and adaptable to the feeding of the majority of well babies, leaving the discussion of exceptional and sick babies for further study. It must necessarily go without saying that the food recommended will be excessive for some and inadequate for others. Every organism has its individuality and its fixation coefficient, and every infant makes a different use of the food administered to it. All infants cannot, therefore, be treated according to the same rule. While many excellent results have been reported with the various methods described for artificial feeding of infants, and some attempt has been made to place feeding on a scientific basis, we believe that we must concede that the methods are all more or less empirical, and the result will be in considerable degree dependent upon the wide range of food tolerance of the healthy infant. The successful physician must depend on the clinical observation of the individual infant for the success of the method of feeding which he is using. Every formula with which we start feeding should be looked upon in the light of an experiment, and the reaction of the infant to this feeding should be carefully studied. If these principles are borne in mind, many an ob...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. ADAPTATION OF MILK FOR INFANT FEEDING. From the foregoing it may be seen that there is no perfect substitute for ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217742459

ISBN - 13:9780217742450

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