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urine is an indication of value in choosing a wet nurse was made by Blot 3 in 1856. With this suggestion we could not agree, for in cases where large quantities of lactose were present in the urine the nutritive value of the milk, as gauged by the nutrition of the child, was inferior. The milk may be rich in lactose, yet poor in nutritive value, or for some reason more lactose is absorbed and excreted. It is important to remember that the larger amounts of lactose are found at the onset ofdoi:10.1016/s0140-6736(01)95768-x fatcat:vx4vhiyla5du3o5abuu5v6dk4e