Formula Feeding can help Babies with Early Weight Loss

Formula Feeding can help Babies with Early Weight LossAs per a research published in Pediatrics, it has been revealed that early formula feeding may prove beneficial for infants, who lose weight after one or two days of being born.

The research, which was carried out by a group of researchers from the University of California, said that limited intake of formula benefits infants with early weight loss. In fact, infants having early formula later starts breast feeding exclusively.

In order to reach at the above given result, the study researchers studied 38 newborns. These infants were the ones, who had lost 5% or more of their weight on the first or the second day of their birth. Two sub groups were made and one of the groups was provided exclusively breast feed.

The second sub group was provided with early limited formula intervention. In the latter, infants were provided with 10 milliliters of formula after breast feed. Assessment was carried out after three months, it was found that 79% infants who were taking formula have now taking breast feed exclusively.

Lead author Valerie Flaherman said that the main finding of the study is that infants, who have been losing weight, for them, the formula can prove as a beneficial option.