Medicine: Speedup Feeding

Like most babies of his generation, Dr. Walter W. Sackett Jr. (born in 1905) tasted no solid food until he was almost a year old. Nowadays U.S. mothers generally give their babies cereal within three months. To Miami's Dr. Sackett, a general practitioner, this is far too late; babies under his care have a spoon of thin oatmeal or barley when they are but two days old. At ten days vegetables are added; at 14 days, strained meats; at 17 days, strained fruits; at weekly intervals thereafter, orange juice, eggs, soups, mashed banana, custard puddings and "crisp bacon" (though the bacon...

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