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Inaccuracies in Measurement of Dried Milk Powders

Br Med J 1973; 2 doi: (Published 07 April 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;2:15
  1. P. W. Wilkinson,
  2. T. C. Noble,
  3. G. Gray,
  4. O. Spence


    Infant feeds made up from dried milk are known to be hazardous if the mixture is too concentrated. Tests with five commercial brands of dried milk showed that nurses, midwives, and mothers often made up feeds incorrectly; in most cases the amount of powder used was excessive.

    Fewer mistakes would be made if scoops were standardized or, better, if the milk was made up in small, accurately weighed packets.