Let very young children have mother's milk above everything else; but if this be impossible, dissolve one ounce of sugar of milk or loaf sugar in three fourths of a pint of boiling water, and mix, as required for use, with an equal quantity of fresh cow's milk. Give it, slightly warm, from a sweet, clean bottle. Sugar of milk is quite expensive, but it is very much better for an infant than cane sugar.

Teething children should have the milk from but one cow; the cow should not be fed on green corn nor sour apples, as these produce acidity in the milk. A little thin, well-boiled oatmeal, or farina gruel, may be added to the milk.

For summer complaint, use scalded (not boiled) milk, prepared flour, roasted rice, boiled, mashed, and thinned with milk; also rice jelly or barley gruel. Avoid all purely starchy gruels, like arrowroot, sago, and cornstarch, upon which many children are fed to death.

For constipation, a little salt added to cow's milk is often beneficial; also gruel made from prepared corn meal and wheat flour, and oatmeal gruel. For older children use oatmeal, hominy or farina mush, and ripe fruit.