Excerpt from Archives of Pediatrics, Vol. 18: A Monthly Journal Devoted to the Diseases of Infants and Children; January to December, 1901
The subject of this record, a girl, was born August 14, 1899. At birth she was smaller than the average, but well developed, of an estimated weight of six pounds, and thought by the mother to be about two weeks premature. The breast was readily taken every six hours the first day and every four hours the second. Boiled water was given every two hours when the child was not nursed. The mother's temperature did not exceed 100 F. At any time and her bowels were moved by a laxative on the second day.
The third day the milk ﬂow was established abundantly, but it was reported that the baby vomited freely in from five to twenty minutes after each nursing, bringing up scarcely altered milk and some mucus. The nurse thought the baby had spit up a little Since birth. During the previous night the baby had been blue and cold, which conditions had been overcome with hot bottles. The mother's bowels were again moved by one ounce of castor oil.
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