Research shows the breast milk of women who have recovered from COVID-19 offers a source of COVID-19 antibodies.
Researchers don't fully understand the composition of breast milk and its benefits. Beyond nutrition, it contains enzymes, hormones and the mother's antibodies — including antibodies for COVID-19.
Shaking polypropylene bottles and washing them with very hot water can release millions of tiny plastic particles. Here are four ways to reduce exposure.
Researchers investigated 212 commercially available infant formula milk products on sale in 11 countries.
Bellamy’s will have to have to manufacture in Victoria and keep its Australian headquarters for ten years.
The proposed acquisition of infant formula producer Bellamy’s Australia Ltd by China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited has been given approval by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Strict, legally enforceable conditions…
If a baby isn’t breastfed, or is partially breastfed, commercial infant formula should be the only other food given until around six months, and should be continued alongside solid foods until 12 months.
Formula feeding has been linked to higher weight gain in children. But parents who are formula feeding their babies can take measures to promote healthy weight gain.
Mothers who cannot breastfeed are absolutely not failing, rather, they are being failed.
Much of the baby’s distress, as well as that of the parents, can be prevented.
From the moment their baby is born, Australian parents receive conflicting advice on how to cope with newborn issues. What we are doing wastes our resources, but we're not investing in alternatives.
The health scare surrounding nanoparticles might lead to people abandoning formula unnecessarily, with serious impacts on babies’ health.
A widely publicised study that cast doubt on the safety of milk formula was misleading, based on dubiously reported studies and may have serious consequences.
Bottle or breast isn’t the only debate.
However mothers feed their babies, there is always some kind of criticism.
It’s not all sunshine and roses for some mums.
Negative breastfeeding experiences can make special drives to encourage it all too painful for some.
What’s in the bottle is good for me, right?
Microscopic needle-like particles don't seem like something you'd want to feed a baby. Whether safe or not, the way we deal with nanoscale food additives leaves plenty of other questions.
Toddler formula is of no greater benefit than regular old cows’ milk.
Discussion has been rife on why toddler formula is being sent to China, causing shortages here, but the greater question of why so many Australian parents buy it at all has been largely ignored.