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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 ofMarch 28, 2018

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