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Bottle-Feeding: Disadvantages for Babies

Topic Overview

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 diabetes. For more information, see the topic Breastfeeding.

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Current as of: May 27, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Thomas Emmett Francoeur MD MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics

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