In response to popular demand, the authors have selected from the subject matter of their textbook, "Kinderheilkunde für Schwestern und Fürsorgerinnen," the portions that deal with the care of the normal infant. The material has been rewritten and is intended for the use of mothers and nurses.
Following a brief review of the chemistry and physiology of nutrition in early life, the "Nem" system of infant feeding devised by Pirquet is described in detail. Elaborate tables are given which are designed to aid in the preparation, measuring and serving of foodstuffs in accordance with this method.
Under the subject of breast-milk feeding, the authors do not interdict the mother's eating spicy or highly seasoned foods if she likes them. They recommend the three hour nursing or bottle interval, and six feedings a day.
The formula most commonly employed contains equal parts of boiled or pasteurized milk and a 17 per