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Hospitals encouraging new mothers to breastfeed by scrapping free formula programs

5/30/2015 - A major shift seems to be taking place in how the conventional medical system views appropriate feeding protocols for newborns. A recent study found that many hospitals across the country are now ditching free infant formula handouts in an attempt to encourage new mothers to exclusively breastfeed their...

Antibacterial garlic compounds could help keep food and infant formula contaminant-free

11/27/2013 5:36:06 PM - Garlic, which has been grown and cultivated for more than 5,000 years, is a highly respected food medicine in various cultures. It drives away bacteria, fights infections and preserves food from outside contaminates. Garlic - ancient medicine known for "warding off evil spirits"Research shows that...

Infant formula kills infants through cytotoxicity

12/18/2012 - Infant formula has been implicated as possibly a major causes of death in premature newborns, in a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) and published in the journal Pediatric Research. For many years, scientists have known that premature infants fed formula...

More hospitals promote breastfeeding by forgoing unhealthy formula samples

10/22/2012 - A recent NY Times (NYT) article covered the trend of more and more hospitals no longer giving out free samples of infant formulas to birthing mothers provided by the manufacturers. The article cited expert consensus for the benefits of breast feeding and the infant formula manufacturers' understanding...

CDC says fluoride has no evidence of benefit for infants

6/15/2012 - In a letter to California senator Barbara Boxer the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) director Thomas Frieden responded to questions about fluoride and infants. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 1997 set the adequate amount of fluoride for infants 0 to 6 months of age at .01 milligrams per day, which...

Battle over fluoride warning intensifies in New Hampshire

3/29/2012 - In 2006 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA) finally admitted what dental researchers had been saying for many years. If powdered infant formula is prepared with fluoridated water infants are put at increased risk of a developmental disturbance called fluorosis....

DHA used in infant formula products comes from genetically modified algae

12/9/2011 - One of the most vulnerable segments of the population -- infants -- are being affected as chemical giant Martek Biosciences uses cronyism to have its patented GMO products classified as organic. The National Organic Program is trying to correct this, but in the meantime the "organic" infant formula...

Infant formula manufacturers routinely violate marketing rules in Africa

1/15/2011 - Infant formula companies regularly promote their products in violation international standards adopted to protect infant health, an article on AllAfrica.com charges. So widely accepted are the benefits of breastfeeding that in 1981, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's...

It's not the bugs in Similac that make me sick - let's recall the other ingredients (opinion)

9/27/2010 - It has been a few days since Abbott Laboratories, makers of Similac infant formula, issued a recall after discovering some of its products may have been contaminated with beetles (and beetle larvae). The mainstream media ran with this story and parents everywhere suddenly got concerned that their babies...

Infant Formula Study Just a Marketing Gimmick to Push Formula Over Breastfeeding

1/8/2010 - A recent study lauding the benefits of fortified infant formula has been greeted with skepticism by child development specialists, who suspect that the study is only the first part of an attempt to promote formula over breast milk. "It is clear that the food industry fascination with nutraceuticals...

Martek Biosciences, Infant Formula and the Toxic Solvent Hexane - a NaturalNews Investigation

5/22/2009 - In 2003, an explosion occurred downstream from the Martek Biosciences manufacturing facility where hexane is used to extract DHA used in infant formula products. Hexane is a highly explosive chemical, and a Kentucky State Fire Marshal concluded it was the release of hexane from the Martek manufacturing...

Perchlorate Chemicals Found in 100% of Tested Infant Formula Products

4/4/2009 - The CDC has conducted a study of infant formula products sold in the United States and shockingly found they were all contaminated with rocket fuel chemicals! Published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, these findings reveal that every single infant formula product...

90 Percent of U.S. Infant Formula May Be Contaminated with Melamine; FDA Abruptly Declares Chemical Safe for Babies

11/29/2008 - Up to 90 percent of the infant formula sold in the United States may be contaminated with trace amounts of melamine, the toxic chemical linked to kidney damage, according to recent tests. The FDA's test results, which the agency hid from the public and only released after the Associated Press filed...

Organic Similac: Formula for Obesity?

8/6/2008 - Most mothers know that breast milk is best for baby, but there are some people who, perhaps for health reasons, need to find a safe alternative. In many instances, these moms look for an organic infant formula and are willing to pay top dollar to give their babies the best possible nutrition. Sadly,...

Omega-3 Enhanced Infant Formula Under Fire for Using Non-Human Fatty Acid Additives

7/11/2008 - Infant formula supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids may pose a serious health risk, according to a report released by the Cornucopia Institute and presented to health professionals and government officials at a meeting of the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee "While infant formula manufacturers claim...

FDA Claims Cancer-Causing Chemical in Infant Formula is "Safe"

7/9/2008 - In spite of the fact that the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) has been shown in laboratory studies to affect the endocrine system, the FDA continues to call it safe, saying that its presence in infant formula should not be cause for concern. BPA is used to make plastics hard and transparent, such as in...

Infant Formula Cans Lined With Toxic Chemical BPA

7/1/2008 - An investigation by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found that nearly all infant formulas are packaged in containers that contain the dangerous toxin bisphenol A. The EWG surveyed the top five manufacturers of baby formulas sold in the United States about the packaging of their containers....

Infant formula warning: The poisoning of infants with formula products, and why breastfeeding is best

4/5/2006 - Over the years, countless studies have shown that when it comes to infant nutrition, breast milk is best. This fact remains true, as there is simply no infant formula product on the market that can match the superior nutrition of mother's milk. In fact, some infant formulas actually contain ingredients...

Newborn nutritional disaster: only 14% of U.S. mothers breastfeed their babies for 6 months

8/8/2004 - New research data released by the United States government reveals that only 14% of mothers in the United States rely on breastfeeding to feed their babies for the first six months of their lives. This is a shockingly low number, given the medical truth that breastfeeding is the number one way to give...

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