Is Pushing Formula Evil?
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|Tue, 04-17-2012 - 1:39pm|
I'm going to be very blunt in hopes that it awakens more people to the dangers of infant formula.
NOTE TO MOMS: Don't read this if you are feeling vulnerable, guilty or overstressed. NOTE TO ALL: I'm not a therapist but a researcher in child development. As mentioned in last week's post, most research comparing formula and breastfeeding referred to is correlational (but some experimental too).
Why do institutions* push formula on normal infants when it is VERY RISKY?
Formula is a starvation diet. It gives kids the equivalent of bread and water right when they are growing the most. Only 25% of the brain is developed at birth in full term infants (40-42 weeks at birth).