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five minutes after every feeding and
again five minutes before you give- it
to your child. It is impossible to give
a recipe for preparing babies' milk, as
no two children thrive under the
I would advise consulting a doctor
or your nurse about this. In select
ing the milk for the feedings you
must be sure that it is pure and kept
in airtight vessels at a temperature
of 40 degrees P. One bottle of taint
ed milk may be fatal to your baby.
Bowel and digestion troubles come
oftener from unclean milk and milk
that is not kept in the coldest com
partment of the refrigerator than any
other cause in the "bottle fed" baby.
Don't buy milk from dealers who
There is no cow's milk so pure and
good that it is suited to the digestion
of a baby without modification.
Whe nyo ufind that with a milk and
water feeding your baby's bowels are
becoming loose use barley water in
the milk instead of boiled water.
The accpeted way of making bar
ley water in the childrens' hospitals
is one level tablespoonful of Robin
son's barley flour to one quart of cold
water. Mix the flour with.a little wa
ter to a smooth paste and add re
mainder of water and cook one hour
in a double boiler. Remove from the
fire and strain. Add enough boiled
water to make a quart.
When the baby grows constipated
use oatmeal water to dilute its milk.
Oatmeal water is made the same way
as barley water, using a heaping ta
blespoonful of oatmeal instead of bar
Jey. Give the baby a little cool boiled
water if it cries and appears hungry
between meal times.
Wash your hands well before re
moving the stopper with a boiled
Do not breathe upon the milk.
Stir or dip with a boiled spoon.
Pour into boiled feeding bottle.
Add boiled water or gruel which
has been in a covered mason jar on
ice. Replace stopper immediately
and return to ice.
Boil the rubber nipple daily and
keep in soda solution. Warm bottle
just before feeding by standing in
cop of hot water.
Do not put nipple in any mouth but
Immediately after baby's meal
empty and clean the bottle. Scald
again just before the next meal.
COMMANDMENTS FOR MOTHERS
1. Feed your baby from the breast
2. Feed regularly; not whenever
the baby cries.
3. Don't feed the baby any raw
food, or any kind of fruit, or tea, cof
fee, beer or spirits, and give no solid
food under twelve months. Feed only
4. Bathe the baby every morning
in cool or lukewarm water. Always
wash the baby when the diaper is
5. See that the baby's bowels
6. The baby should sleep alone
in a crib.
7. Give plenty of fresh air al-r
ways have the windows open.
8. Keep bedding clean, and always
air it when not in actual use.
9. Leave the' baby alone.
10. Lest you forget leave the
baby alone! Don't coddle or fondle
him, or make him "show off" before
. o o
Stir cocoa into a paste with a little
warm water a teaspoonful of cocoa
for gach glass served. When smooth,
add a half cupful of hot water and a
half cupful of hot milk. Boil in a
double boiler ten minutes and set
aside to cool.
Serve in glasses, with a block of
ice and a spoonful of whipped cream
Use teaspoons with long, hollow