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Infant feeds

Breastfeeding is the preferred form of infant nutrition. Formula is associated with: Higher infant mortality (6–10 times) Increased incidence and severity of diarrhoea, pneumonia, otitis media, Hib, meningitis, atopy, type 1 diabetes, leukaemia, and obesity in adulthood. Even partial breastfeeding is better than exclusive formula feeding. For example, the risk of diarrhoea is 25x higher in formula-fed [...]