Well, it’s in the notebook, so I’m including it. But I would seriously urge you not to use this as a source of information. Remember, this is how to care for a baby 98 years ago. A lot more babies died 98 years ago.
How Girls May Help in Care of Baby
Why babies need so much care
Results of proper kind of care
Results of improper care
Signs of Healthy Baby
Reasons why Babies die
Early Symptoms of Sickness
Making the Baby comfortable
What Pacifier Does
3,000,000 babies under one year of age died in the U.S. in 1914. 1,960 died in 1915.
Feeding of Baby
The best for the baby is mother’s milk. If babies cannot be nursed, cow’s milk is the next best. Mechanical foods are not so good because they are sweet and have not what mother’s milk has.
The baby is about 9 months old when mother weans it. Then she can give it bread or crackers in milk, prune or orange juice.
The cow’s milk that we get must be sterilized. We can get certified milk in the Dispensary. We should feed the baby more than three times every day. When one week old, 1 oz.; 1 mo., 3 oz.; 3 mo., 4-1/2 oz.; 6 mo., 6 oz; 9 mo. 8 to 9 oz.
|From the notebook of J.L. from Avon Lake, Ohio. Dated 1915.|