Chocolate flavored toddler formula

Enfamil Enfagrow Chocolate Powder Formula by Mead Johnson From the product description for this toddler formula: “Enfamil baby formula has undergone several significant changes since it was invented. Each change brings Enfamil baby formula nutritionally closer to breast milk…” I didn’t realize moms produced chocolate! This product appears to be aimed at parents of normal […]

Risks of powdered infant formula

Be careful when using powdered formulas, as there is always a risk of contamination since they are not sterile. Researchers find botulism-causing spores in US infant formula In a newly published study, researchers in the U.S. have identified botulinum spores in multiple containers of commercial infant formula. Here are some guidelines for avoiding the […]

Partial Weaning & Combination Feeding :: Partial Weaning & Combination Feeding Breastfeeding is not an all-or-nothing process. You can always keep one or more feedings per day and eliminate the rest. Many moms will continue to nurse only at night and/or first thing in the morning for many months after baby has weaned from all other nursings.

Do attitudes about formula explain breastfeeding disparity?

Do attitudes about formula explain breastfeeding disparity? A new research study conducted at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has found that black mothers’ attitudes about formula may explain disparate breastfeeding rates. According to the study, moms of all races (Black, White, Hispanic and Asian) are equally comfortable with the idea of breastfeeding…

Canadian breastfeeding report

Toronto Public Health – Breastfeeding Toronto Public Health (TPH) has released a report showing that Toronto birthing hospitals need to do more to support women to breastfeed, and in particular, to breastfeed exclusively up to six months after giving birth. A couple of stories about the report: New study on impact of free formula […]

A guide to infant formula for parents who are bottle feeding

A guide to infant formula for parents who are bottle feeding – Health Professional’s guide now available The Baby Friendly Initiative has produced “A guide to infant formula for parents who are bottle feeding” which is designed to give parents information on deciding which infant formula to use, how to best feed their baby, […]

What are the Risks Associated with Formula Feeding?

What are the Risks Associated with Formula Feeding? A Re-Analysis and Review Background: Most infant feeding studies present infant formula use as “standard” practice, supporting perceptions of formula feeding as normative and hindering translation of current research into counseling messages supportive of exclusive breastfeeding… The Risks of Not Breastfeeding for Mothers and Infants […]

Formula marketing in hospitals & elsewhere

Tool Kit Moving formula marketing out of hospitals requires a culture change. Many doctors and nurses enjoy giving patients a “free gift,” and don’t appreciate the hidden costs associated with marketing strategies… How to report unethical promotion of formula, bottles and other breastmilk substitutes The continued marketing of formula, bottles, pacifiers, or complimentary […]

Are you familiar with “the Code?”

International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. IBFAN (The International Baby Food Action Network) works to achieve universal implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent, relevant Resolutions of the World Health Assembly and to encourage all appropriate parties to abide by them. If you ever have the chance to go […]

Protocols – The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)

So useful! Protocols – The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) These protocols serve only as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants and do not delineate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standards of medical care. Variations in treatment may be appropriate according to the needs of an individual patient.

Soy formula & fibroids

Soy formula associated with higher risk of fibroids in women. — Environmental Health News Women who were fed infant formula containing soy as babies are 25% more likely to develop uterine fibroids than those who were breastfed or given milk-based formula.