This paper is not presented for the purpose of proving a theory, but seeks rather to give the practical results of long interval feeding in the fifteen cases here reported.
The method of feeding was not in the beginning deliberately attempted for the purpose of testing its value, but was used in sheer desperation in the first case after failing in attempts to successfully feed the baby according to the usual procedure in the care of premature infants. The results were so striking that a thorough trial was made in the other cases and the results are here given for what they may be worth.
Any one who wishes successfully to care for the premature infant must make himself familiar with the work of Budin and his three great laws:
1. The premature infant must be kept warm.
2. It must be properly nourished.
3. It must be protected from