Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, shares the results of a 6,000 mom study that revealed something that surprised her and her team: exclusively breastfeeding mothers were in a category by themselves when it came to getting the most and best sleep. Moms who mixed formula feeding and breastfeeding were in the same category as moms who only fed formula, their sleep was not as restorative and their wellness markers during the day (irritability, exhaustion) were significantly higher than exclusively breastfeeding moms. More studies confirm this finding today, she shares.
"If a mom is hanging on by a thread, then sure, formula feeding might be necessary. But it should not be stock advice," says Kendall-Tackett in this video interview with Lisa Reagan, Kindred's editor.
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