Why aren't there any studies (m)
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|Mon, 03-31-2003 - 10:22pm|
The question below about which formula is "best" got me thinking. I mean, each of the main brands claim that their formula is best because of various factors. I went to their websites and found that Carnation has the whole "comfort proteins" thing...Similac claims that their formula has a special blend of oils that contribute to a much higher calcium absorption....Enfamil doesn't say anything except that they were first to have DHA/ARA in their formula....Dr. Sears says that the generic brands are the same as the main brands, only cheaper.
So why haven't their been any 3rd party studies done on this issue??? Even though breastfeeding is on the rise, there are still A LOT of people that formula feed. Shouldn't there be ongoing studies on infant formula so that these babies are truly getting the best formulation of breastmilk substitute? It seems the only studies are funded by formula companies- and let's face it, the most important thing to them is money.
What do you all think???