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Infant formulas take two times longer for a baby to digest than breast milk. The slower digestion of infant formula can affect:
Breast milk, unlike formula, has antibodies. Breastfeeding may lower your child's risk for many types of infections. Breast milk may also help protect your child from some health problems, such as diabetes. For more information, see the topic Breastfeeding.
Current as of: September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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