Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Formula For Disaster (II)

Formula feeding increase baby's risk of ear infections

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.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Formula For Disaster (I)

Formula feeding increase Baby Girls' risk of developing breast cancer in later life

Woman who were formula-fed as infants have higher rates of breast cancer as adults. For both pre-menopausal and post-menopausal breast cancer, woman who were breastfed as children, even if only for a short time, had 25% lower risk of developing breast cancer than woman who were bottle-fed as infants.

Formula feeding increase risk of baby developing Type 1 (juvenile, insulin-dependent) diabetes

The result of a 1994 study in Finland suggest that introduction of dairy products at a young age and high milk consumption during childhood increase the level of cow's milk antibodies in the children;s systems.

This factor is associated with the increased risk of insulin dependent diabetes.

Formula feeding increase chances if baby developing allergies

Babies in a highly allergic family are "potentially allergic infants". According to a study, they run a 60% risk of developing one or other allergic disease notably asthma, eczema, hay fever and allergic rhinitis.

However, if the mother breastfeeds, and during pregnancy and lactation avoids any foods (especially eggs), the baby's allergy risk drops to a low 15%.

Friday, May 15, 2009

KS April 09 Promotion Winner

I come across Kasihku Sayangku while searching online for mum and baby products, and oh, what a great find it is! The many products KS offered are priced relatively lower as compared elsewhere. Hmm…next question, how about the quality of the products?? One of my earliest purchase is the baby sling, and glad I am to have bought it! Fine quality and definitely a value buy. In fact, I use it more often than the silk sling I’ve purchased elsewhere. Ever since then, I have become a regular patron. Kudos to KS for offering such great products at unbeatable prices! K.S. = Keep Saving!


P/S    The enclosed pic is of Lily wearing 8 month-old Brian in KS baby sling

Ms. Lily Lau

Sibu, Sarawak. 

P/S: Ms. Lily Lau just won herself 1 set of very high quality Panasonic 1.5L Stainless Steel Food Flask with spoon & fork (worth RM 200).