Talking Infant Feeding With Two Peds On The Pod

On this week's episode of the pod, we were joined by two peds (specifically, a pediatrician and a pediatric gastroenterologist) to talk all about infant feeding! We kicked things off with some statistics on infant feeding in the US and a discussion of current AAP and WHO recommendations. We spent a lot of time digging into breastfeeding-- the short- and long-term benefits of breastfeeding for infants and mothers, rare contraindications, tongue ties and frenotomies, and ways to boost breast milk supply. Next, we dug into studies that compare outcomes for babies who are breastfed versus formula-fed, focusing on allergies, immune function, and IQ. Then we switched gears and talked all about formula and its composition (including macronutrients, carbohydrates, fats, micronutrients, vitamin D, and more). We also discussed some new ingredients such as MGFM, lactoferrin, and HMOs. We close with a conversation about "organic" formulas and some common misconceptions. You don't want to miss this! Disclosure: This episode is brought to you in partnership with BobbieLabs, the scientific research arm of Bobbie, but is unpaid and not sponsored. The goal of this episode is to provide you with the latest science on infant nutrition; we do not discuss or endorse specific products (including Bobbie). As with any and all of our content, we have complete and independent control over what we are presenting. The goal of this episode is to provide expert information on infant feeding, generally. Check us out on Substack and Instagram: PLEASE NOTE: The discussion and information provided in this podcast are for general educational, scientific, and informational purposes only and are not intended as, and should not be treated as, medical or other professional advice for any particular individual or individuals. Every person and medical issue is different, and diagnosis and treatment requires consideration of specific facts often unique to the individual. As such, the information contained in this podcast should not be used as a substitute for consultation with and/or treatment by a doctor or other medical professional. If you are experiencing any medical issue or have any medical concern, you should consult with a doctor or other medical professional. Further, due to the inherent limitations of a podcast such as this as well as ongoing scientific developments, we do not guarantee the completeness or accuracy of the information or analysis provided in this podcast, although, of course we always endeavor to provide comprehensive information and analysis. In no event may Unbiased Science or any of the participants in this podcast be held liable to the listener or anyone else for any decision allegedly made or action allegedly taken or not taken allegedly in reliance on the discussion or information in this podcast or for any damages allegedly resulting from such reliance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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Dr. Jessica Steier, a public-health expert, and Dr. Andrea Love, an immunology expert, are the hosts of Unbiased Science, a podcast devoted to objective, critical appraisal of available evidence on health-related topics relevant to listeners’ daily lives. Follow them on Instagram at