This section is from the book "Practical Dietetics With Special Reference To Diet In Disease", by William Gilman Thompson. Also available from Amazon: Practical Dietetics with Special Reference to Diet in Disease.
In acute capillary bronchitis in infants and children a wholly fluid diet of the simplest but most nutritious kind must be enforced. In young infants milk alone, in older children milk, meat juice, meat broths, and beaten eggs or egg albumin, should be fed at least every two hours in such quantities as the stomach will bear. It may be best to pancreatinise all food. Very feeble children will require food oftener, and sometimes a teaspoonful only should be ordered once every fifteen or twenty minutes. If the child refuses food or vomits constantly, nutrient enemata (p. 414) must be prescribed once in three or four hours.
The diet for chronic bronchitis is substantially the same as that recommended for the earlier stages of pulmonary phthisis, to which the reader is referred (p. 462).