The New US Dietary Guidelines Finally Talk ‘Infant Formula’

  1. The Societal Remarks: The key piece of advice is that babies should be fed exclusively breast milk for their first six months and receive a supplement of vitamin D. As a CEO of an Infant Formula company, I agree that breast milk is the gold standard. We also acknowledge the complexity of every parent’s feeding journey as Infant Formula plays a very large, mostly silent and controversial role in our babies diet. 83% of parents will turn to Infant Formula in the first year of their infant’s life and yet know one talks about it. Now, for the first time, in federal recommendations made to the public, they are talking about it and addressing reasons why Infant Formula may be required; and not just for low milk supply but nodding to the evolution of the parenthood unit too. We are delighted to see the government helping to move the feeding conversation forward. Specifically they mentioned; “Families may have a number of reasons for not having human milk for their infant. For example, a family may choose not to breastfeed, a child may be adopted, or the mother may be unable to produce a full milk supply or may be unable to pump and store milk safely due to family or workplace pressures.”

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