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BPS A Dangerous Replacement For BPA

If you’ve shopped for baby bottles or sippy cups lately, it’s a sure thing you’ve seen the words “BPA free” splashed across product labels. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of bisphenol-A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical... more

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Why I Am Tired Of Defending Formula Feeding

A few weeks ago, I was volunteering at my daughter’s preschool by helping out on picture day. When it came time for my daughter to take her photo, the photographer generously offered to take a few shots of the two... more

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No Magic Formula For Optimal Health

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a magic formula that parents could give their children to keep them from getting ill? No more sniffling, no more sneezing, no more coughing, aching, or stuffy heads. A new study comes close... more

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FDA Sets Standards For Infant Formula Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally issued a set of regulations to ensure infant formula’s safety and nutritional value. After a history of slow action, the agency has, in just a matter of months, issued a draft proposal,... more

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The Insufficient Truth About Infant Feeding Support

Breast is best. It’s the most important gift a mother can give her child. Breastfed kids grow up smarter and healthier. These slogans are plastered on the walls of city buses; posted ominously in hallways of maternity wards. The messages... more

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Bonding Over Bottles: Connecting With Your Bottle-Fed Baby

This past week, I had the rotten luck of getting the stomach flu. As I lay in bed praying my kids would take pity on me and watch just one more hour of Wild Kratts while I napped, my 5-year-old... more

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FDA Says New Infant Formula Regulations Ahead

It’s been a long time coming. It was 1986 when, as part of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act, Congress last amended the Infant Formula Act to address consumer concerns about quality control and safety. Although that legislation granted the U.S. Food... more

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AAP Partners With Mead Johnson

Will the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) finally sever its ties with the infant formula industry? It’s the million-dollar question, and one the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) recently posed in a letter to AAP President, Dr. Thomas K. McInerny. While... more

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Caring For Your Bottle-Fed Baby

Back when I became a mother, my neighbors considered me a bit exotic. “Breastfeeding?” asked one of them over the back fence, “Didn’t that go out with the hoop skirt?” I was definitely in the minority among American women at... more

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Media Misrepresents Bottle-Feeding Ban

Even Ripley of Believe It or Not fame would find it hard not to believe widespread media reports claiming that Venezuelan lawmaker Odalis Monzon wants to ban bottle-feeding. After all, the Huffington Post (Venezuela Considers Baby Bottle Ban To Encourage Breastfeeding),... more