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Why is breast milk best for babies? Some formulas have added DHA & lutein..

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

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Breast milk has a lot more.
Immunoglobulin a, pro- and prebiotics protects infant from developing infection. Iron in breast milk is easily absorbed. Breast-fed infants are less likely die from sids (sudden infant death syndrome) as well.

In brief: See below

Breast milk has a lot more.
Immunoglobulin a, pro- and prebiotics protects infant from developing infection. Iron in breast milk is easily absorbed. Breast-fed infants are less likely die from sids (sudden infant death syndrome) as well.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many reasons

It is the natural product of evolution to provide the best nutrition for a growing baby.
In the first several weeks it transfers antibodies and special nutrients as well. The act of breast feeding is good for the mother and the child (bonding). A few additives to the already artificial formulas are probably not useful or necessary.

In brief: Many reasons

It is the natural product of evolution to provide the best nutrition for a growing baby.
In the first several weeks it transfers antibodies and special nutrients as well. The act of breast feeding is good for the mother and the child (bonding). A few additives to the already artificial formulas are probably not useful or necessary.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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