Squabble over risks of probiotic infant formula
- Does formula need a boost? Napier, Kris // Parenting;Sep98, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p208
Highlights the controversy over infant nutrition relating to a type of fat which is not found in formula but in breast milk. Identification of the fat; What is being offered by health-food stores; How the fat can be made by formula-fed babies.
- Better formula for babies. Hutter, Sarah // Working Mother;Jul94, p58
Reports on modifications in ingredients and processing methods that increase resemblance of infant formula to breast milk. Addition of extra whey protein to cow's milk-based formulas; Increased digestibility of cow's milk for babies due to heat treatment; Breast milk as the best nutritional...
- Maternal breast milk benefits establishment of preterm infant gut microbiota. Cox, Amber; Oldt, Amanda; Richards, Cassandra A. // Infectious Diseases in Children;Jun2014, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p15
The article discusses the data presented at the 2014 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting revealing that preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (ICU) benefit more from maternal breast milk than pasteurized human milk or infant formula.
- Breast not best, says study. Morton, Katy // Nursery World (Haymarket Business Publications Ltd);1/14/2010, Vol. 110 Issue 4202, p8
The article focuses on a study conducted by researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology which concluded that the notion that breast milk is better to a baby's health than formula is wrong.
- First foods. // Australian Parents;Oct/Nov2006, p38
The article offers tips on introducing solid foods to babies. Up to the age of 6 months, a baby's digestive system can not cope with solids. By 6 months, their system has matured and they have an increased need for iron. Breast milk or formula alone is no longer enough for them. Many mothers...
- The truth about feeding your baby. Feld, Gina Bevinetto // Parenting;May2008, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p89
The article focuses on several myths about feeding a baby. While rice cereal has traditionally been recommended as an ideal first food because it is low-allergy and a good source of iron, it is fine to offer other foods first. Cow's-milk formula is the best alternative to breast milk because its...
- Demineralization of Whey Use of Its Protein in Infant Feeding. McLoughlin, Patrick T.; Bernhart, F. W.; Tomarelli, R. M. // Clinical Pediatrics;Jun1963, Vol. 2 Issue 6, p302
Discusses the use of low mineral whey as source of protein and lactose for the preparation of infant formula. Difference between cow's milk and human milk; Effect of dilution of cow's milk on content of minerals, amino acids, protein and ash in relation to amounts presented in human milk;...
- Designer infant formulas: making a killing. Gunasekera, Hasantha // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Dec2005, Vol. 98 Issue 12, p551
The article suggests ways on how breastfeeding can be better promoted against the increasing popularity of infant formulas. Individuals can help by notifying the appropriate agency when manufacturers breach the regulation of the World Health Organization regarding the marketing of breast-milk...
- Primary Care Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding. MEYERS, DAVID; CAMP, MELISSA // American Family Physician;5/15/2010, Vol. 81 Issue 10, p1273
The article discusses the case of a 19-year-old first-time mother who is unsure whether to breast feed or give formula milk to her baby. When asked about what information she has about breastfeeding, she explains that she was told that formula is just as good as breast milk. She also admits that...