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Will formula provide my baby with adequate nutrition?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
In the first 9 months of life, breastmilk or formula is adequate food for the baby.
Solid foods are started at 6 months of age, but they are not required for nutrition at that young age. After age 9 months, baby food intake has increased to the point that solid food becomes an important part of the diet (at which time breastmilk or formula alone may no longer be adequate).

In brief: Yes
In the first 9 months of life, breastmilk or formula is adequate food for the baby.
Solid foods are started at 6 months of age, but they are not required for nutrition at that young age. After age 9 months, baby food intake has increased to the point that solid food becomes an important part of the diet (at which time breastmilk or formula alone may no longer be adequate).
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Dr. Janesta Noland
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Formula lacks some components of breast milk, such as antibodies which can help protect against infection.
Though we recognize breast milk as the "perfect food" for babies, sometimes breast milk is not available or cannot be given. Current infant formula has been very well researched and is definitely adequate to meet baby's nutritional requirements.

In brief: Yes
Formula lacks some components of breast milk, such as antibodies which can help protect against infection.
Though we recognize breast milk as the "perfect food" for babies, sometimes breast milk is not available or cannot be given. Current infant formula has been very well researched and is definitely adequate to meet baby's nutritional requirements.
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