Via Danielle Page (@TheVeganPage) on Twitter
COW-MADE, MAN-MADE, OR MOTHER-MADE?
- Under the Microscope
- Moo Milk vs. Mom’s Milk
- Modern Formula vs. Human Milk
TOXINS IN INFANT FORMULA
**Also check out Part One (Why Isn’t Every Baby Breastfed?) and Part Three (Making a Baby-Friendly Culture Amid Formula Marketing) of this series.**
Cow-Made, Man-Made, or Mother-Made?
“Although most doctors avoid saying so, out of fear of alienating some clients, formula-fed babies are generally less healthy than breastfed babies. The cognitive development of babies fed formula doesn’t equal that of those who are breastfed. Breast milk protects against disease and promotes optimal brain growth. Formula does neither of these things.” – Kathleen Huggins, The Nursing Mother’s Guide to Weaning
There we go again: formula is not an equivalent substitute to breast milk, it’s just a good alternative. The only breast milk I’ve ever tasted is my own and I’ve been doing just fine (I think?) in my adult life as a previously formula-fed baby. So when I say a “good” alternative, I don’t secretly mean a “poisonous” one.