A method of feeding the artifically fed infant from a cup starting at birth has been described. Increase in weight is as great when this method is used as in breast or bottle fed infants. Cup feeding is particularly suited to the premature and feeble infant and those with oral defects. The impression has been gained that cup feeding instituted at birth does not lead to psychologic difficulties either in infancy or later childhood. The psychologic benefits of cup feeding have been discussed.
- Received June 3, 1948.
- Copyright © 1948 by the American Academy of Pediatrics