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. Breast-feeding 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 Breast-Feeding.
eMedicineHealth Medical Reference from Healthwise
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Parenting and Newborn Resources
- Get the Facts About Bottle Feeding
- Babies Bring Changes to Your Breasts
- How to Spot Deadly Allergy Triggers