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Episode 33 Content and Overview

The majority of babies will get fed formula in the first year of their life and this episode has some great info on what your options are, what the ingredients are, and everything else you need to know to decide what formula is right for your little one.  Since the inception of formula, manufacturers have spent a pile of money and resources trying to mimic breastmilk as closely as possible.  All the ingredients that go into formula are in one way or another mimicking what is actually in breastmilk.  Infant formula today is the best we have ever had available and it is continuing to improve over time.  After breastmilk, formula is the next best thing.  When it comes to choosing an infant formula you have a lot of options.  Just walk down that aisle of your grocery store and you have floor to ceiling packages with brilliant marketing telling you that each formula is the best.  So which one is the absolute best?  I wish that were an easy answer, after listening to this episode you will have a much better idea of your options and be able to decide which one is right for your baby.

Included in This Episode
  • Combining breastfeeding and formula
  • The history of infant formula
  • Types of formula
  • Making your own formula at home
  • Formula composition
  • Brand name vs. generic
  • Formula ingredients
    • Carbohydrate
    • Protein
    • Fat
    • Research on palm and palm olein oil
    • Vitamins and minerals
    • Iron
    • Nucleotides
    • Rice Starch
    • Dietary Fiber
    • Amino acids
    • DHA and ARA
    • Prebiotics and probiotics
  • Organic formula
  • GMOs in formula
  • Buying tips to save money
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