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He dalled his alternaive to breast-feeding Farine Lactee Henri Nestle and adopted his family's coat of arms, a bird's nest, as a trademark...
Nestle sold his company to Jules Monnerat in 1874." ---Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, Andrew F.
Others, like Liebig's original formula, were to be added to diluted milk.
The first mass-produced baby foods were invented by scientists/nutrition experts and manufactured in the mid-19th century by innovative companies.
These were infant formulas, substitutes for mother's milk.
Food companies capitalized on "modern" notions of scientific feeding and the superiority of manufactured items over those homemade. American consumers did not immediately embrace these new foods.
It took some very agressive marketing to win them over.