What is best- breast milk or formula? • Answer:Infants fed formula or cow’s milk are 80 percent more likely to develop diarrhea and 70 percent more likely to develop ear infections when compared with infants who are exclusively breast fed.
- Mother’s antibodies are passed on to the baby.
- Mother’s white blood cells (macrophages) are passed on to the baby.
- Breast milk contains lactoferrin, which blocks E. Coli bacteria growth (many children die of E. coli infection).