Should I feed my infant breastmilk or formula?

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Do breastfed infants grow up to be taller than formula-fed infants?
1 Study
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
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Do infants who are breastfed develop asthma less frequently that infants who are formula-fed?
2 Studies (2018 to 2021)
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
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Do infants who are breastfed experience fewer ear infections than infants who are formula fed?
3 Studies (2015 to 2017)
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
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Are infants who are breastfed less likely to experience diarrhea than infants who are formula-fed?
8 Studies (1999 to 2019)
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
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Are breastfed infants less likely to develop eczema than formula-fed infants?
2 Studies (2019 to 2021)
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
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Are breastfed infants less likely to die from SIDS than formula-fed infants?
4 Studies (2003 to 2017)
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
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Do formula-fed infants sleep longer through the night than breastfed infants?
13 Studies (1983 to 2021)
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
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Are breastfed infants less likely to develop diabetes than formula-fed infants?
1 Study
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
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Are breastfed infants less likely to become obese children than formula-fed infants?
3 Studies (2017 to 2021)
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
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Are breastfed infants less likely to develop food allergies as adults than formula-fed infants?
3 Studies (2019 to 2020)
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
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Does consuming alcohol while breastfeeding adversely affect the development of an infant?
2 Studies (2010 to 2018)
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
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Is breastfeeding associated with reduced risk of diabetes in mothers?
1 Study
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
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Is breastfeeding associated with reduced risk of heart disease in mothers?
1 Study
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
Do infants who were breastfed live longer than infants who were formula-fed?
1 Study
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
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Is breastfeeding associated with reduced risk of breast cancer in mothers?
2 Studies (2015 to 2022)
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
Do infants who are breastfed score higher on IQ tests than infants who are formula-fed?
2 Studies (2015 to 2021)
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
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Do women who breastfeed get more fatigued than women who use formula?
1 Study
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
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Is breastfeeding associated with reduced risk of ovarian cancer in mothers?
2 Studies (2015 to 2021)
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes
Color key: Couldn't identify answer No Yes