The ABC's of Artificial Infant Feeding

December 1972
Clinical Pediatrics;Dec1972 Supplement, Vol. 11 Issue S1, p9
Academic Journal
The article presents information on artificial infant feeding. In most American households, "artificial" infant feeding of cow's milk preparations seems to be as feasible and often more convenient than breast milk feedings, and particularly when the flow of breast milk is in short supply. Today, with healthy infants, major feeding problems are highly infrequent and are relatively easy to control once they do occur. The typical well-fed baby is cheerful and active, is growing well physically and socially and mentally, has only occasional transitory digestive symptoms, and shows no indication to the trained medical observer that anything is amiss. To ensure, nevertheless, that such a growing baby continues to remain healthy, it is essential that he be brought in regularly by his mother for a professional examination. As a minimum, this must not only consist of a check on his physical growth and psycho-social development, but include an unhurried conversation with the mother or caretaker regarding the child's feeding habits, behavior, and all other matters of possible concern.


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