What every mother should know

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Registered: 07-11-2006
What every mother should know
Mon, 04-16-2012 - 10:00pm

by Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D.

1. Isn't formula just about as good as breast milk?

No. As hard as they've tried, formula companies cannot make a formula that comes remotely close to mothers' milk.1

  • Breastmilk has thousands of ingredients whereas formula has less than 3 dozen.2
  • Human breastmilk contains all of the vitamins and minerals that babies needs to grow.3
  • A mother's milk changes properties throughout the feeding, the day, and the year depending on the specific infant's needs.4,5
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Registered: 10-01-2010
Tue, 04-17-2012 - 2:41pm

This gave me an idea - pure speculation but...

I was thinking about..