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THE DISADVANTAGES OF LOW PROTEIDS IN INFANT FEEDING.

ALFRED HAND Jr., M.D.
JAMA. 1907;XLIX(20):1654-1657. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320200012002a.
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It seems hardly necessary at the present time to bring up the subject of infant feeding, especially as there is nothing new in this communication, but it is only for the purpose of emphasizing a certain point which has, perhaps, not received sufficient attention.

The first statement usually made with regard to bottle feeding is that cow's milk, the best available substitute for mother's milk, is too high in its proteid content for the infant stomach to digest. In avoiding this feature, it seems as though there had been for a time a tendency to go to the other extreme and feed infants with mixtures that were too dilute.

This phase of infant feeding was impressed on me some years ago when I first began to direct the feeding of infants. In the considerable number of children passing through my dispensaries there were soon recognized four types of infants, for

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