Book Description: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 Excerpt: ...double boiler, the requirements being that the interior vessel shall be raised above the bottom of the other, and that the water shall reach nearly or quite as high as the milk. When the water reaches about 167 F., the vessel is removed and kept tightly covered for a half hour, after which the cooling should be rapid, and the milk should be kept in a low temperature. For those possessing an Arnold Steamer, the work is less, as the jar of milk served by milkmen may be placed in the Steamer after loosening the cover as soon as it is received in the morning, and any ordinarily faithful servant can follow the directions, as they are simple. This plan is of importance in warm weather, as Pasteurization should be done as early in the day or as soon after the receipt of the milk as possible. With these precautions taken, mothers may rest assured of one point, at least, in connection with the question of summer diet: that the milk, which is, or should be, the base of the greater portion of the food given in the nursery, is sweet and safe to use for a child of any age. The preparation and administration of this milk must be the next consideration, as there is nothing more productive of infantile disorders, especially in summer, than over-feeding and improper combinations of the ingredients required. The safest plan to follow, if in doubt, is to consult a physician who is a specialist on children's food early in the season as a safeguard, or the moment there is any sign of difficulty. Cases must be individualized for treatment (generalizations can only suggest to the thinking mother the course to pursue), as every child requires special treatment at all times, whether well or ill, whether an infant or older child. This is particularly true in regard to diet in the su...
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