A Breastfeeding Fact Every Parent Should Know

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?

Carrie

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3 thoughts on “A Breastfeeding Fact Every Parent Should Know

  1. Wow that is pretty shocking! Just another reason to make me glad that I made the choice to breastfeed my kids and that we have been successful at it! I’ll remember that again when I am up at 3:30 a.m. Thanks for sharing!

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