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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. Breast-feeding may lower your child's risk for many
types of infections and allergies. Breast milk may also help protect your child
from some health problems, such as eczema, asthma, and diabetes. For more information, see the topic Breast-Feeding.
June 3, 2013
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
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