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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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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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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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Early Use Of Infant Formula A Slippery Slope

It appears that the end may justify the means after all. At least that’s what the results of a recent study in Pediatrics suggest. Spurred by widespread efforts to increase breastfeeding rates—from banning hospital gift bags with infant formula samples... more

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Antidote For Formula Advertising From UNICEF U.K.

Are you a nurse in need of an antidote for infant formula marketing? Are you a lactation consultant looking for a cure to blatant and subtle advertising practices that undermine breastfeeding? Here it is—just what the doctor ordered: A guide... more

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How & What You Feed Your Baby May Affect Growth

When it comes to rapid weight gain, how babies are fed may be just as important as what they are fed according to a recent study published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. With one in three U.S.... more

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How Do I Bottle-Feed A Breastfed Baby?

When I return to work I plan to give my baby my expressed breast milk in a bottle. Which bottle or nipple is best? more

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Infant Formula In Infancy Linked To Greater Leukemia Risk

“There is a reduction in leukemia that is correlated with the duration of breastfeeding,” says the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in its 2012 Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk policy statement. Their conclusion is based on several earlier... more

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Are Formula-Fed Babies At Greater Risk For Obesity?

Will my baby’s risk for obesity be greater if I need to supplement with formula? more

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Is Organic Infant Formula Better?

Is it true that organic infant formula is a healthier formula choice and worth the added cost? more