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Does Similac’s New Ad Campaign Merit Applause?

Sometimes social media can feel like one big commercial. Between the Dove real beauty campaign, the feminist battle cry of the Goldie Blox product launch, and graham cracker and smartphone companies showing support for same-sex marriage and gay rights, our... more

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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