Formula vs. Breast Feeding and Development

Researchers at the Univeristy of Arkansas have compared the outcomes of infants fed soy-protein formula or cow’s milk formula to those breast-fed. This observational study shows that breast-fed infants experienced slightly higher but significant developmental and language scores than those fed either type of formula at 12 months of age. It should be noted that infants were not randomized, and the scores of all were within the normal range.

PositiveTip: Although breast-feeding is best, young mother’s should not worry that formula-feeding, when necessary, might stunt their child.