THE PURPOSE of this paper is to present comparative experiences in the use of formulas with and without added carbohydrate for infant feeding. The use of formulas without added carbohydrate has been reported by others.1 However, comparative data for periods longer than the newborn period have not been presented.
Approximately 98% of the infants born in the city of Rochester, Minn., are delivered in one hospital and are under the care of the pediatric service throughout the newborn period. During the past three and one-half years formulas without added carbohydrate have been used when infants were not breast fed and when preference for some other particular feeding was not expressed by the mother. Prior to that time formulas with added carbohydrate were used routinely.
The infants herein considered were chosen in sequence of birth dates from those born during the periods of Aug. 1, 1946, through July 31, 1947,