The value of milk as a food is obvious from the fact that it constitutes the natural food of all young mammalia during the period of their most rapid growth. Milk should constitute the principal protein food of children. It is rich in calcium (which is necessary for the building of bones) and vitamines (growth-promoting substances). Adults as well as children should be furnished a liberal milk supply. A quart for each child and a pint for each adult, daily, is a desirable allowance. Hot milk is often given to produce sleep.
Was this article helpful?