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Home > Be Healthy > 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. Breast milk may also help protect your child from some health problems, such as diabetes. For more information, see the topic Breastfeeding.
Current as of: November 7, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: John Pope, MD, MPH - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as of:
November 7, 2018
Medical Review:John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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