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Essentials of Infant Feeding for Physicians.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(1):125-126. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090125027.
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This monograph was written with the express intention of presenting the principles of infant feeding in the simplest possible terms and a manner which would make those principles easily and practically applicable. As the author remarks, the number of preparations currently available is so great as to make infant feeding seem complex, whereas actually the subject is fundamentally simple.

As the title implies, an attempt is made to present the essentials of infant feeding. In this respect, no deficiencies can be found in the subject matter. No practicing physician would ask for more information than is supplied. After brief chapters on the history of infant feeding and breast feeding, the chemical principles involved are discussed. After each section—fats, proteins, carbohydrates—there is a brief summary of these principles. Mechanisms of infant feeding, mainly prevention of air swallowing, are briefly but adequately considered. There is a short chapter on complemental or mixed

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