Replacing Motherâ€”Imitating Human Breast Milk in the Laboratory, details research questioning the alleged benefits of adding “novel” omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, produced in laboratories and extracted from algae and fungus, into infant formulas. The report presents disturbing research indicating that the new additives placed in infant formula are seriously endangering the health of some formula-fed newborns and toddlers. Aggressive marketing campaigns by some infant formula manufacturers appear to have encouraged new mothers to give up nursing and switch to use of the questionable infant formula products.
Report and Related Links:
- Read the full report (8 MB pdf)
- Questions and Answers about infant forumla
- Read a sampling of “Adverse Reaction reports” obtained by The Cornucopia Institute’s Freedom of Information Act request to the FDA. The reports detail infant health problems related to DHA/ARA formula.
- Take Action and help end the suffering! Contact the FDA in support of a warning label on DHA/ARA infant formula products.
- Read the entire news release announcing the release of Replacing Motherâ€”Imitating Human Breast Milk in the Laboratory
- The Cornucopia Institute and the National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy petition the Food and Drug Administration for
a warning label on infant forumlas containing DHA and ARA laboratory oils
- The Cornucopia Institute and the National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy ask the Federal Trade Commission to
investigate misleading advertising claims by formula manufacturers
- Click here to listen to a podcast about the report.
- Read about The Cornucopia Institute’s
legal complaint to the National Organic Program concerning DHA/ARA in organic infant formula and dairy products.
- If you suspect that your infant has suffered an adverse reaction from DHA/ARA infant formula, report this to the FDA.
- NEW — Click here to see a list of organic products containing Martek’s “lifeDHA.”