milk that is produced in small sac-like glands of a human breast, esp. for feeding babies
Breast milk is the perfect source of nutrition for infants.
Dose, one teaspoonful, with a teaspoonful of milk (breast-milk if the baby nurse), to be repeated according to the nausea.
The cases in which breast-milk, such as can be had, is not digested by the infant are rare, but they will occur.
Therefore it is better to alternate with breast-milk when this is secreted in but an insufficient quantity.
This is the case in infants fed upon artificial food instead of breast-milk, or when the digestion is overtaxed after weaning.
In this case I was consulted a short time previously, and recommended the breast-milk to be withheld—my advice was not followed.
All agreed that when the breast-milk fails animal milk is the best substitute.
Glaxo can be given either in turn with breast-milk or as the sole food from birth.
It was indeed a relief to her when the doctor presently pronounced the supply of her breast-milk inadequate.