A controversial new study has concluded that, contrary to the view of many experts, breast is not necessarily best for children in the first months of life.
Professor Sven Carlsen, who led the Norwegian team, declared: 'Baby formula is as good as breast milk.'
The largest study on breastfeeding was conducted in Belarus and involved more than 17,000 women and children who were monitored for six years.
It 'cut the legs out from underneath most of the assertions that breastfeeding has health benefits' said the scientists.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:31 PM on Jan. 12, 2010 in General Parenting
ecodani- you can subscribe to the journal where this research has been medically and peer-reviewed.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:40 PM on Jan. 12, 2010
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Answer by ecodani at 7:39 PM on Jan. 12, 2010
One study vs hundreds... let's see... hmmmm......
I am the first one to roll my eyes when people get preachy about breastfeeding, but it definitely has benefits. Are there those that tend exaggerate, yes. But that doesn't mean breast milk isn't best for babies and moms.
Anyway, until they start charging me for my own breastmilk I am not buying formula :)
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 7:40 PM on Jan. 12, 2010
Actually the largest study done in the world proved the same thing. That study is also mentioned in this current study. I'd say following children from birth to 6 years old blows all the other studies out of the water.
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