Home > Health Library > Bottle-Feeding: Disadvantages for Babies
Infant formulas take two times longer for a baby to digest
than breast milk. The slower digestion of infant formula can affect:
Breast milk, unlike formula, has antibodies. Breastfeeding may lower your child's risk for many
types of infections and allergies. Breast milk may also help protect your child
from some health problems, such as eczema, asthma, and diabetes. For more information, see the topic Breastfeeding.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerThomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
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