What was little Dorma Ruth drinking in her first hours?

Breast feeding was viewed dimiy by the medical profession in the 1920s and mothers were encouraged to use baby formula manufactured in the lab. A complicated brew that might include cow’s milk, wheat products, and even karo corn syrup. If Baby showed signs of scurvy, you could put orange juice in the bottle. If she needed more protein, just feed her cod liver oil (yuck). Babies were tough in the ’20s.

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