OBs Lend Official Support To Formula Moms

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We can go on and on about the benefits of breastfeeding. And we usually do. But moms can only be inundated with the phrase "breast is best" so many times. Finally, the ob-gyn community, while still maintaining moms should breastfeed if they can, is supporting a woman's informed decision not to breastfeed. "Obstetrician–gynecologists and other obstetric... Read more

Baby Diagnosed With Scurvy: What This Means For Formula-Feeding Parents

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A recent, rare diagnosis is emphasizing the importance of properly feeding your infant. An 11 month old in Spain was diagnosed with scurvy after months of an almond-milk only diet. Scurvy, typically associated with pirates and not much else, involves a severe vitamin C deficiency. This can result in symptoms like weakness, fragile bones, bruising,... Read more

Similac Advance Baby Formula Goes GMO-Free

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For the first time, a major formula brand will be available without genetically modified organisms. Similac Advance, the top commercial baby formula in the country, will be available without GMOs at Target this month. Parent company Abbott says it will begin with a non-GMO version of the Advance formula, and roll out a... Read more

Similac Calls For an End to the Mommy Wars (WATCH)

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Sometimes, motherhood feels a lot like middle school. From the passive aggressive competition to the cliques, it's like we never even left the playground. And now, an unlikely source is calling us out. Formula brand Similac is welcoming us to the "sisterhood of motherhood." And they created an over-the-top video to remind us just... Read more

Did One of My Kids Get an Unfair Advantage with Breastfeeding?

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When my first child was born (after a grueling 36 hour labor) – he and I were an exhausted, overwhelmed, high strung, nervous mess. I had every intention of breastfeeding, but I had no idea how hard it would be. I latched him on over and over and as he fought me, we’d both just... Read more