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Formula-fed babies just as healthy as breastfed babies, on one condition, study finds

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Formula-fed babies are just as healthy as breastfed babies providing the mum had planned to breastfeed throughout her pregnancy, a new study shows.

As reported in The Herald Sun, the study appears to contradict the ‘breast is best’ belief.

Professor Jessica Su, from the University of Buffalo, told Kate and Quarters the mixed messages on breast feeding can be overwhelming and confusing for a lot of new mums.

“We also know that mums who are able to breastfeed have a lot of other health advantages,” Professor Su said.

“We found mums who intended to breastfeed had more sources of information about infant nutrition, diet, they consulted their physicians more.

“We think there are other things mums can do, besides just breastfeeding, to help their infants stay healthy.”

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