By George Citroner, May 11, 2020
“The old adage of ‘breast is best’ is true — the primary reason is that formula doesn’t contain the gold mine of immunity boosting antibodies from mother,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, OB-GYN and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in New York City, told Healthline. “Studies have shown that there is a decrease Trusted Source in the incidence of SIDS in infants which have been breastfed.” She explained that these antibodies can prevent the baby from getting sick with conditions like ear infections or digestive issues. “Breastfed babies are less likely to develop problems such as allergies or eczema that can occur with formula fed babies,” she continued.
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