Growth of breast-fed and formula-fed infants

Author(s): Ehsan Kamani

Growth and nutrition during immaturity are being viewed with renewed interest because of the possibility that they may be linked to cardiovascular and metabolic health in after life. Of particular interest are differences between bone- and formula- fed babies with regard to nutrient input and growth because breastfeeding has been shown to be associated with a reduced threat of rotundity in after life. During the first 6- 8 weeks of life there’s little difference in growth (gain in weight and length) between bone- and formulafed babies.