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January 25, 2008

Baby Formula Additives -- Cornucopia study says not like breast milk

The Cornucopia Institute has just released a report on Omega-3 fatty acid additives in infant formula.  A brief summary and an interview with Cornucopia co-founder, Mark Kastel, were aired on NPR's Marketplace today.  The full story is available on the Cornucopia website:

Marketing Gimmick” Linked to Serious Infant Illnesses

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: A report released today by The Cornucopia Institute presents research indicating that new additives placed in infant formula are seriously endangering the health of some formula-fed newborns and toddlers.

The report, Replacing Mother—Imitating Human Breast Milk in the Laboratory, details research questioning the alleged benefits of adding “novel” omega-3 fatty acids, produced in laboratories and extracted from algae and fungus, into infant formulas. The additives raised health and safety red flags during preapproval testing while aggressive marketing campaigns by some infant formula manufacturers appear to have encouraged new mothers to give up nursing for the questionable infant products.

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January 25, 2008 in Children, Ingredients, Organics | Permalink

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For many years, scientists have been playing out the ingredients that make breast milk the perfect food for babies. They've discovered to day over 200 close compounds to fight infection, help the immune system nature, aid in digestion, and support brain growth - nature made properties that science simply cannot copy

Posted by: breastfeeding infants | Jul 11, 2009 4:09:58 AM

The best food for babies is breast milk, nothing can replace it. Because breast milk is the blessing given to the mother of God. There are 3 benefits to breastfeeding are:
1. Mothers will be spared from breast cancer
2. Be established a strong bond between mother and baby.
3. Babies who breast-fed with breast milk, will have an immune system is good and getting enough nutrition.

So, a mother's milk remains the best for babies.

Posted by: Bumbo Baby | Oct 20, 2009 6:09:30 AM

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