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Infant Formula

Is Breastmilk Not Actually Superior to Formula?

Maia James | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Maia James

Have you heard the news? It turns out that nursing your baby is a big waste of effort because formula is just as beneficial as breastmilk.

6 Things You Should Never Say To A Formula-Feeding Mom -- And 2 Things To Say Instead

Suzanne Barston | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

We need to open an honest dialogue about the first raw days of new parenthood and how we can help each other through it. That can start by acknowledging the offensive and hurtful things we sometimes say to each other.

Emerging Markets, Consumer Insight and Business Strategy

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Emerging market consumers exist in environments in which institutions designed to protect the economic and political interests of individuals are relatively immature.

FDA Announces New Rules To Ensure Safety Of Infant Formula

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two decades of study, the Food and Drug Administration proposed rules Thursday designed to make sure that infant form...

Breastfeeding My Second Baby: No Pump Needed

Maia James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Maia James

I have gotten as far as taking the breast pump out of storage, but I cannot seem to make myself use it. It just seems like too much effort with not enough payoff, although some of my friends have expressed annoyance that I cannot be more flexible.

Country Bans Pictures Of Children On Baby Formula Packaging

Posted 10.29.2013 | Parents

(Reuters) - The Chinese government will tighten rules again on makers of infant formula to promote the use of breast feeding, state media said on ...

New Lawsuit, But Dubious Marketing Claims Nothing New for Nestlé

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

You can see how the strategy to expand its consumer base would sound good to Nestlé's investors. But wait a minute -- the company is blatantly marketing its products like bottled tap water and infant formula to the people who can least afford them?

Breastfeeding Advocates Have A Question For Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 07.18.2012 | Parents

Last week, Massachusetts became the second state in which hospitals have voluntarily banned sending new mothers home with free infant formula goody ba...

Breastfeeding is a Choice, Let's Treat it that Way

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon | Posted 05.11.2012 | Parents
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

We have reached a point where the same women who speak angrily of the "war on women" when it comes to family planning don't hesitate to criticize women who choose not to breastfeed.

Food Marketing to... Neonates? Bad Form, Bad Formula!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The best possible start in life is every baby's birthright. For the vast majority of babies, breastfeeding is an important part of that formula. The marketing of other formulas to neonates as an alternative to breast milk... most certainly is not!

U.S. Hospitals Pressured To End Free Baby Formula

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2012 | Parents

* More than 100 groups ask 2,600 hospitals to stop samples * Advocates say free samples undermine breastfeeding * Indust...

BPA Is FDA's Latest Gift to Food Industry

Michele Simon | Posted 06.05.2012 | Food
Michele Simon

If FDA admits the chemical is scary enough to avoid and previous independent scientific advisory panels have derided the agency for ignoring the mounting evidence, why did the agency back down yet again?

Walmart Pulls Infant Formula From Stores Following Boy's Death

AP | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business

LEBANON, Mo. — Wal-Mart has pulled a batch of powdered infant formula from more than 3,000 of its stores nationwide after a newborn Missouri boy...

The Drastic Measure One State Is Taking To Encourage Breastfeeding

AP | By DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 01.29.2012 | Parents

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- New mothers in Rhode Island will no longer leave the hospital with a free goody bag of infant formula. To encourage breastfeeding...

Infant Formula Ads Reduce Breastfeeding

AP | By TERESA CEROJANO | Posted 01.08.2012 | Parents

MANILA, Philippines -- The World Health Organization said a study has found that Filipino mothers who have been influenced by advertisements or their ...

Breastfeeding and Work, Finally!

Robert Drago | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Drago

Progressives have always had mixed emotions about breastfeeding. It's as natural as it gets, but on the other hand, it's been used to oppress women. In 1998, Rep. Carolyn Maloney recognized this clash was artificial and needless.

Similac Recall: Beetles Concern Prompts Infant Formula To Be Recalled

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

WASHINGTON — Drugmaker Abbott Laboratories said Wednesday it is recalling millions of containers of its best-selling Similac infant formula that...

Our Patience Has Run Out: NRDC Sues FDA for Failure to Regulate BPA

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

Today, NRDC filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration for its failure to act on a petition to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging, food containers, and other materials likely to come into contact with food.

The Backup Plan

Heather Kristin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heather Kristin

When I was pregnant, no one told me about the lactation headaches, night sweats, racing hormones, and mood swings that come with breastfeeding.