PedsDocTalk Podcast

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The Formula of Infant Formula

I welcome Dr. Bridget Young, who has a PhD in nutrition and studies the composition of breastmilk and formula.

We discuss some of the most common questions I get asked about formulas:

  • Is the regulation process in the US thorough for infant formulas?
  • Are European formulas better?
  • What are the protein sources in formula? Why does it matter?
  • Why do formulas have corn syrup? Is it okay for baby?
  • What about prebiotics and probiotics in formula? Beneficial?
  • What are signs a baby may not be tolerating a formula?
  • When would a baby need soy formula?
  • What are partially hydrolyzed formulas?
  • What are examples of extensively hydrolyzed formulas?
  • How can a parent approach reading a formula label?
  • What are some good formulas to start with? Are there any “bad” formulas?
  • Are organic formulas better?
  • Does powder versus ready-to-made matter?

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