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Feeding Overstrength Cows' Milk to Babies

Br Med J 1974; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5947.741 (Published 28 December 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;4:741
  1. B. A. M. Smith

    Abstract

    The dangers of overstrength milk feeds have been emphasized in several reports during the last two years. They may even be a factor in unexpected death in infants. Samples of prepared dried milk feeds were obtained from 302 mothers who brought their 5- to 8-week-old infants to a special follow-up clinic. Determination of the sodium content of the milk indicated that 57% of the feeds were significantly overstrength. There is an urgent need to improve mothers' knowledge of the importance of preparing dried cows' milk infant feeds correctly.