Health Matters: Less Free Formula

By: Triston Sanders Email
By: Triston Sanders Email

In today's Health Matters, new mothers usually leave the hospital with a wealth of freebies.

But a new study shows fewer hospitals are handing out baby formula in the goodie bags.

Health experts say breast milk is the best source of nutrition for newborns and infants. And they're worried if they give new moms free formula, the parents will see that as an endorsement.

The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, shows the number of hospitals that's stopped the practice has doubled in the last four years.


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