He tells us that her sleep was perfect, sound and continuous, there was entire exemption from hiccough, throwing up, colic, constipation, diarrhea, stomach trouble, and all other troubles, and she completely escaped the fat disease, with its pasty complexion. Her limbs lengthened by normal growth, were well-covered and rounded with muscle, her complexion was brown and ruddy from being perfectly nourished and being in the open air during winter, as well as in the spring and summer. She was able to hold her head erect from the fourth day onward, and sat erect on the floor without support at four months.

My own experience corroborates all of this. I believe it to be an invariable rule that babies fed as herein directed grow faster and develop better than the overfed children of the average home. They do not weigh as much, for they are never allowed to be

come fat. More than once I have stopped all food but orange juice in my own children to counteract a tendency to get too fat.

Any normal baby should be able to hold its head erect at four to six days of age. My own children sat erect in my hand without support, I of course balanced them, at one week. They could stand erect in my hand at three months, and stiffen their little backs and hold themselves out on a perfectly horizontal plane, without support, as I held them just above the knees, at four months. At five months the two boys could, while lying on the back, their feet held down, raise themselves up to a sitting position several times in succession. The girl was practically six months old before she could do this. But she accomplished a new "stunt" which I tried. She held herself out horizontally, being held by the legs only, with her back down. All three of them could make a wrestler's bridge at four months. These are: only a few of the things they did that the average child does not do.

If children are fed three meals a day and are not over-fed, the following high standard will be attained: "ease and comfort through the day and perfect rest at night; freedom from hiccough, vomiting, constipation, 'colds,' diarrhea," digestive disorders, skin eruptions, etc. "There will be a steady gain in weight from. month to month, by reason of healthy growth, without the abnormal accumulation of fat so surely indicative of disease." There will be the greatest possible happiness for both the baby and those who care for him. He will not be forever fretting and crying due to the discomfort of gluttony. Its chances of growing into hale and hearty manhood and womanhood, with good health and splendid physique, will be increased many-fold.

There is no reasonable basis for the statement, often made, that, while some infants may thrive on three meals a day, some, probably most, infants would starve unless fed more often. We know that in the feeding of hogs, cows, horses, etc., the ration that suffices for one individual suffices for all. Among adult men and women we do not find the need to feed some of them but three meals a day and others six or eight meals a day.

Infants are fundamentally the same. Their bodies are all constructed alike and function in accordance with the same general principles. One man is a type of the whole race.

Young animals, like the calf, cat, kid, etc., which grow more rapidly than does the human infant and reach maturity before the infant has passed babyhood, do not require to be fed as often as we are in the habit of feeding infants.

Dr. Page weaned a kitten at six weeks of age and put her on two meals a day of milk and whole wheat bread. Her meals vere served at 8 A. M. and at 8 P. M. When she was two-thirds grown, he says of her that she "has outstripped the others of the same litter, who have been fed oftener in thrift and growth, nd in muscular activity she excells them all. Certainly no one could well imagine a livelier or happier kitten than 'Topsy.' In flesh her condition has remained about the same as when feeding s commenced."

It overfeeding tends to stunt growth is well proven. Why should we go on stuffing our children in an effort to fatten them or to force them to grow more rapidly than normal?

Dr. Tilden says that:-- "If a child (on the three meal plan) grows thin and really loses weight after the second week it will not be an indication that it is not fed often enough. My experience has been that the mother's milk is deficient in some of the important cements, or that she does not give enough."

In discussing this three meal plan he says:--"If an infant is properly cared for from birth it will not be awake oftener than two or three times--we will say three times--in twenty-four hours. This, then, I assume, is as often as nursing children should be fed, and I have succeeded in influencing a few mothers to feed their babies according to this plan, and the results have been gratifying, indeed.

"The children are smaller (not fat) and very active, and much stronger and brighter than children fed in the ordinary way."

He also says:-- "Children fed three times a day will not be troubled with constipation and will not have white curds in the discharges from the bowels."