I am reviewing Hale and Hartmann’s “Textbook of Human Lactation” for an upcoming exam and LOOK at this:
“Lactation probably evolved initially to protect the young against infection and subsequently took on a nutritional role. However, infant formula is focused on nutrition rather than protection. Therefore, it is not surprising that the mortality rate of formula-fed infants in the USA today is at least 21% higher than breastfed babies.”
Wow, did you all know that?