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tion harmless, consequently it is a
good plan to boil the milk at this
time. The real difficulty to overcome
is the fact that boiled milk alone is
not a well-balanced food for babies.
Therefore, the diet must be varied
until the conditions are again nor
mal. " .
Boiled milk is constipating and
must be used in connection with
some other food that will relieve this
One of the very best of these is
orange juice, which should be given
at least one hour before feeding. At
every other feeding .the juice must be
strained through a double cheese
cloth bag, that no particle of the
pulp remains. It is always best to
squeeze enough juice for the needs
of the day, put same in sterilized bot
tle, fill opening with sterilized cotton
and set in cool place until needed.
The amount given to a three
months' baby is one teaspoonful.
This may be diluted with two tea
spoons of boiled water.
The Germans use "prune juice" in
place of orange. This is made by
soaking the well washed prunes 12
hours in enough water to cover, and
then boil until soft. Strain, but do
not sweeten. Give in same propor
tion as orange juice. If boiled milk
is found not to agree with the child
it may be fed for a few days upon
To two level tablespoons of barley
add one quart of cold water, boil for
three -hours in double bpiler, add
pinch of salt and strain through
clean chees cloth. Enough boiled
water should be added to bring the
amount up to one point.
To four tablespoons of oatmeal
add one-half teaspoon of salt and
four cups of boiling water. Boil
in double boiler four hours, strain
One tablespoon of arrowroot, one
half teaspoonful of salt, one and one-
half cups of cold water. Mix arrow
root with two tablespoons of cold wa
ter. Add towater and boil 15 min
utes. Strain and cool.
Soak four tablespoons of rice three
hours in two quartes of tepid water.
Boil rice and water one hour. Strain,
salt and cool.
This is the most acceptable change
and the water may be slightly sweet
ened and a dash of nutmeg added.
This is very efficient in the bowel
troubles of children.
Great care should be exercised in
the use of sugar. It produces flatu
lency, and if used to too great ex
tent produces fat and soft flesh.
Children may be taught to relish
the food without sugar.
For children over a year old thQ
fliet may be a little more varied. To
the oatmeal gruel recipe add one ta
blespoon of graham flour and pro
ceed as before.
The orange or prune juice may be
given in greater quantities. From one
to two ounces at least three times a
Barley Water With White of Egg
Beat the white of one egg to stiffi
froth, add four tablespoons of bar
ley water and a little sugar. Beat
well together and give to child to
drink from cup. This js sufficient for
the main feeding of the day and
should be given at noon.
This Disease Fatal to Babies.
Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 10. Dr.
.Victor C. Vaughn of the University
of Michigan and president of the
American Medical Association, has
given his approval to the warning is
sued by the Chicago Medical Society
designed to prevent the spread of the
"foot and mouth" disease to humans.
"The disease manifesto itself in
humans exactly as it does in cattle,
blisters forming on the lips, tongue
and inside of the mouth," he said. "In
adults the disease usually assumes a
mild form, but in children it is often