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Thanks to pinkiebabii, I found this information about formula feeding out! SCARY! PIOG

Posted by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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Harmful to Baby:


1 Increased risk of asthma

2 Increased risk of allergy

3 Reduced cognitive development

4 Increased risk of acute

respiratory disease

5 Increased dental malformation

6 Increased risk for infection from

contaminated formula

7 Increased risk of nutrient

deficiencies

8 Increased risk of childhood

cancers

9 Increased risk of chronic diseases

10 Increased risk of diabetes

11 Increased risk of cardiovascular

disease

12 Increased risk of obesity

13 Increased risk of gastrointestinal

infections

14 Increased risk of mortality

15 Increased risk of otitismedia and

ear infections

16 Increased risk of side effects of

environmental contaminants

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doulala
by Emerald Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 9:55 AM
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Formula feding does have risks.    It's safest to avoid if possible, not to be considered comparable to breastmilk.


trilliandent42
by Bronze Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I had previously thought it was a concern because of weight gain,and possibly allergies.  I never knew any of the other risks.

Quoting doulala:


Formula feding does have risks.    It's safest to avoid if possible, not to be considered comparable to breastmilk.



silka08
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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The power of marketing. Formula is an excellent invention for when humam milk is unavailable. Unfortunately its also a potential money maker and had been marketed in many half truth ways.


Quoting trilliandent42:

I had previously thought it was a concern because of weight gain,and possibly allergies.  I never knew any of the other risks.

Quoting doulala:


Formula feding does have risks.    It's safest to avoid if possible, not to be considered comparable to breastmilk.




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sparklebug86
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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I formula fed my first and he is always healthy, rarely ever gets sick

I breastfed my second and she has asthma, always sick and is allergic to mosquitos

mem82
by Ruby Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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yawn

RhondaVeggie
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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I'm glad we have it for the very rare cases where a woman can't feed her baby or she dies before a child is old enough to wean but I don't know why anyone would choose to use it. I was formula fed because my mother thought breast feeding was gross and I had several of the issues on that list. Why bother having kids if you're not willing to take the best care of them you can?
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silka08
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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The thing about breast vs FF is you cant compare two babies. Each child is born with their soecific genetic makeup, some prone to allergies and others not. Most likely your allergy breastfed baby would have been sicker on formula. Your formula fed baby would likely have better immunity but given the fact that genetic makeup is already very good the differences would not be as noticeable.

Two of my three children, all breastfed, have allergies. Given the natute of their allergies they would have been failure to thrive on conventional formula. Although eith bfing they still have allergies, they are able to not only survive but thrive amazingly.

Breastfeeding iu snt a miracle, its our human biological norm. Deviating from that increases risks, but doesnt create something that idnt already genetically present.


Quoting sparklebug86:

I formula fed my first and he is always healthy, rarely ever gets sick

I breastfed my second and she has asthma, always sick and is allergic to mosquitos


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Randi02
by Gold Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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Not breastfeeding has a lot of risks for both mother, and baby.

It is not an option for my family. Breastfeeding only :)
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Laulaulu321
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 4:25 PM
Same I know not everyone can do it. I had trouble but I will do whatever it takes to ebf this one


Quoting Randi02:

Not breastfeeding has a lot of risks for both mother, and baby.



It is not an option for my family. Breastfeeding only :)

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Larsbug
by Laura on Dec. 6, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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both my kids are formula fed and healthy

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