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.
The following diets are recommended by Starr as types for use from the period of weaning up to three and a half years or more:
10 a. m., milk, six ounces, and soda biscuit, or a thin slice of buttered bread.
6 p. m., same as first meal.
10 P. M., a tablespoonful of Mellin's food in eight ounces of milk.
In alternation a lightly boiled egg with bread crumbs and six ounces of milk may be given at 7 a. m., and at 2 p. m. a mashed baked potato moistened with four tablespoonfuls of beef tea, two tablespoonfuls of junket.
The following is the sample diet given by Holt for a child eighteen months old:
One half pint of milk.
One tablespoonful of scraped meat, two small pieces of dried bread, half a pint of milk.
Milk with farina or arrowroot.
Instead of scraped meat (p. 113), beef juice (p. 116) or a soft cooked egg may be substituted occasionally. Of the beef juice from one to three tablespoonfuls may be given at a time.
"The quantity of milk allowed at a single feeding for a child during the second year should be from eight to ten ounces during the first half and from ten to twelve ounces during the latter half of the year " (Holt).
7 a.m., new milk, eight ounces; the yolk of an egg lightly boiled; two thin slices of bread and butter, or else milk, and two tablespoonfuls of well-cooked oatmeal or wheaten grits, with sugar and cream.
11 a. m., milk, six ounces, with a soda biscuit or bread and butter.
2 p. m., one tablespoonful of rare mutton pounded to a paste, bread and butter, or mashed potatoes moistened with good dish gravy, a saucer of junket; or else a breakfastcupful of beef tea or mutton or chicken broth, a thin slice of stale bread, a saucer of rice and milk pudding.
6.30 p. m., a breakfastcupful of milk with bread and butter, or soft milk toast.
Diet from Two and a Half to Three and a Half Years of Age (i. e., for Children who have cut their Milk Teeth) (Starr)
7 a. m., one or two tumblers of milk, a saucer of thoroughly cooked oatmeal or wheaten grits, a slice of bread and butter.
11 a. m. (if hungry), a tumbler of milk or a teacupful of beef tea with a biscuit.
2 p. m., a slice of underdone roast beef or mutton, or a bit of roast chicken or turkey, minced as fine as possible, a mashed baked potato moistened with dish gravy,, a slice of bread and butter, a saucer of junket or rice and milk pudding.
7 p. m., a tumblerful of milk and a slice or two of soft milk toast.