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HOW I WILL BRING UP BABY BY BILLY BURKE
URGES CARE IN FEEDING
' BY BILLIE BURKE
(Written Especially for The Day
(Copyright, 1916, by The Newspaper
Every little while some zealous re
I former expatiates upon infant mor
tality, but little is accomplished in
teaching young mothers the cause
and prevention Qf unconscious mur
der of infants during their first year.
It is the exception rather than the
ruje, that a baby escapes a severe ill
ness during the first year.
Unfortunately my baby will have
to be fed artificially and I have been
paying a great deal of attention to
In large cities milk comes to us so
" indirectly all we can do is to select
a reliable dairyman.
Modified and certified milk is what
my baby is fed, and for my "bottle
baby" the following utensils are re
quired for modification of milk at
A large pitcher, a porcelain fun
nel, one large spoon, one dozen, four
ounce bottles, one dozen anti-colic
nipples, one box of non-absorbent
cotton, one large saucepan, one
saucepan for warming bottles before
feeding and one pasteurizing thermo-'
I keep these utensils in an airtight
cabinet and they are never used for
Bottles and nipples should be
cleaned immediately after using,
filled with fresh water and set aslCe.
In the morning before the baby's
food for the day is prepared, all bot
tles are boiled in a solution of bo
racic acid and water, two tablespoons
to one. quart of water then rinsed
thoroughly in clear water.
After cleaning, the nipples are
placed in a covered jar of cold water.
Milk -for my baby is diluted with
rice water in the proportion of 16
. ounces of rice water to four .ounces
of cow's milk. To this we add one
ounce of granulated sugar and the
amount is divided into ten four-ounce
Little Flo is fed now every two
hours, and as she grows older the
ratio of rice water to milk will be
changed to give her more milk.
When she is ten months old her
food will be prepared after the for
mula of 27 ounces of cow's milk to
five ounces of rice water and one and
two-thirds ounces of granulated
This will be divided into four bot
tles Containing eight ounces each,
and fed to little Flo every four hours.
(Another article by Billie Burfce
will appear nn The Day, Book tomor
row.) o o
No pearls in ocean shadows lost,
Formedby the oyster day by day,
So lustrous seem and high of cost,
As .eggs that our old hen doth lay.
WHAT HAS BECOME
THE LADY WHO PASSED