According to a 1994 study, otitis media (ear infection) is up to 3-4 times more prevalent in a formula-fed infants. In another study of Canadian Eskimos, it was found that middle ear infections where 5 times as common in the bottle-fed.
Formula-fed babies have a higher risk of developing certain childhood cancers (eg:lymphomas)
- A Lancet study found that bottle-fed children have twice the risk of getting cancer before they reach 15, compared to babies breastfed 6 months or more.
- A 1995 Swedish study has the answer: Mother's milk induce cancer cells to take their own lives!
According to 1993 study, formula feeding may increase risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
Formula-fed babies are more at risk for obesity in later life.