Another reason to say no to infant formula

If you’ve just given birth and started breastfeeding chances are high you’ve been pressured directly or indirectly to give the baby formula while you’re in the hospital. After all the baby’s weight tends to fall for a week or so and you may feel like you’re not giving him or her enough nutrition.

Turns out newborns on formula tend to be overfed, which may lead to obesity later in life. Just something to think about.

August 26, 2007

One thought on “Another reason to say no to infant formula”

  1. Absolutely. And to this end – there are a lot of parents who offer solid foods, and sometimes un-nutritional foods, like hot dogs, much earlier than recommended, also leading to issues later in life.

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