Aren modern artificial baby milks a faithful reproduction of breastmilk?
Absolutely not, although that’s what the formula companies would like you to believe. Breastmilk is specifically designed for human babies, and is a living substance that changes with the baby’s age, the climate, the time of day, within a feeding, the environment, etc. It contains more than 200 identified components and each plays a role not only in the baby’s nutrition, but also in general development and growth as well as the development of the immune and nervous systems. It is 99% assimilated by the baby. Formula, on the other hand, is an inert product that never changes or adapts, that has a poor shelf life and is very vulnerable to contamination. Moreover, many components essential to your baby’s growth and development aren’t even present in artificial baby milks. A relatively low percentage of formula is assimilated by the baby. The artificial baby milk industry is not regulated in any way: it has been called the largest “in vivo” experimentation in the history of humanity. Formu