Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Risks of Formula Feeding: a Brief Annotated Bibliography

Leave your comments about this 8-page pamplet from INFACT Canada here.

It is a light publication for the money, we admit, but is packed with heavy-weight information describing key studies on infant feeding arranged in 16 themes. Here is a sample:

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10 Increased risk of diabetes

[4 studies described including...]

Early introduction of infant formula, solids and cow's milk are factors shown to increase the incidence of Type I diabetes later in life. Swedish (517) and Lithuanian (286) children aged 0 to 15 years who were diagnosed with Type I diabetes were compared to non-diabetic controls. The results showed that exclusive breastfeeding for five months and total breastfeeding for longer than seven or nine moths are protective against diabetes.

Sadauskaite-Kuehne V, Ludvigsson J, Padaiga Z, Jasinskiene E, Samuel U. Longer breastfeeding is an independent protective factor against development of type I diabetes mellitus in childhood. Diabet Metab Res Rev 20:150-157, 2004.
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