Ok, I have to tell you that this chapter really made me laugh. We have come such a long way in feeding infants. It’s a wonder our parents or grandparents ever survived isn’t it? Or then again, maybe we are the crazy ones?
Everyone has their own opinions……
As for the older infant….I need to make some homemade tomato juice….:) You’ll see why in a minute.
According to The New Settlement Cookbook, 1954:
“When the bottle-fed newborn baby leaves the hospital nursery, the hospital usually sends along enough bottle feedings for 24 hours. the bottle feeding usually is a combination of plain milk, water and sugar, mixed in porportions to resemble breast milk. It is made with whole milk or evaporated milk in some such mixture as the following:
8 oz whole milk
10 oz water
2 tablespoons corn syrup
This mixture is brought to a boil. Cooled and refridgerated.”
Aren’t you glad you don’t have to make your own formula? Whew….
And this is a sample menu of what you are to feed an older baby who has already been introduced to solids…. it says 9 to 16 months.
7 to 8 am
2 to 4 rounded tablespoons of cooed or pre-cooked cereal, with 2 or 3 ounces of boiled milk over it.
Zwieback or whole wheat toast, thinly buttered.
2 ounces or orange juice diluted with a little water, or twice the amount of homemade tomato juice.
12 to 1 pm
1. 1 egg or 1 rounded tablespoon of scraped beef or finely diced cooked beef or lamb or liver or minced chicken or sieved meats.
2. 3 to 4 tablespoons of seived vegetables and 2 Tablespoons of baked potato.
3. 2 to3 tablespoons of renet or custard, cornstarch or tapioca pudding with added milk or seived ripe banana with added milk.
4. Milk, 1/2 cup.
Orange juice or tomato juice as at 9 am
5 to 6 pm
Same as breakfast plus the addition of prune or apricot pulp, baked applesauce or baked apple. Filling from a pie may replace the sieved fruit.
Some food for thought today? What are you feeding your babies?
I am not sure my 1 year old would drink homemade tomato juice…..(boiled tomatoes in water….strain out the tomatoes).
I think I have been up too much too late at night because the baby bullet calls my name at 2 am. It never occurs to me that I could currently just use my stick blender to do the same thing with blending baby food…but that baby bullet…it taunts me every time.