Differences in weaning practice, food and nutrient intake between breast and formula-fed 4-month-old infants
While this should not come as a big surprise, it is yet another indication of how far we’ve fallen when it comes to raising healthy children. A breastfed infant was more likely to be given fruits and veggies, while their non-breastfeeding cohorts got commercial infant drinks. I would view this as more of an attitude towards the health of our infants. We have become so brainwashed as to think that formula is just as good as breastmilk and there will be no health consequences.
Increasing evidence suggest that rapid weight gain in the first 6 months will increase risk of downstream diabetes and heart disease, and formula fed babies will show a greater weight gain.