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Comment & Response
August 2017

Marketing Claims for Infant Formula Additives and Infant Formula—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, College Park, Maryland
  • 3Department of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(8):811-812. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.1573

In Reply We agree that there is strong evidence and expert consensus suggesting that breastfeeding is superior to infant formula and should be the standard for infant feeding. Not only is breastfeeding supported by the World Health Organization, as discussed in our Viewpoint, but also by the American Academy of Pediatrics,1 US Preventive Services Task Force,2 and other professional organizations.

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