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Books

•"Bottlefeeding Without Guilt: A Reassuring Guide for Loving Parents," by Peggy Robin, Prima Publishing, 1996. This book helps mothers decide whether breast-feeding or bottle feeding will work for them. It also gives advice on different types of formulas.

•"What to Expect the First Year," by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Murkoff and Sandee E. Hathaway, Workman Publishing Co., 1989. This book, a standard for many new parents, has a large section on formula feeding.

•"Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five," by Penelope Leach, Alfred E. Knopf, 1995. This is another classic child-rearing book that features information on different types of feeding.

•"Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care," by Dr. Benjamin Spock and Dr. Steven J. Parker, Pocket Books, 1998. The revised version of this book has practical information about formula.

Associations

•The American Academy of Pediatrics, 141 Northwest Point Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Phone: 847/434-4000. Web site: www.aap.org. This professional association for pediatricians has resources, information, statistics, research and advice on formula feeding and breast-feeding.

Online

•The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a paper detailing the required elements of baby formula on its Web site (www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/fdacinf.html).

•Mead Johnson Nutritionals, the company that makes Enfamil formula, has ingredient information and research about its products on its Web site (www.enfamil.com). Mead Johnson Nutritionals is a division of Bristol-Myers Squibb.

•Ross Products, the makers of Similac formula, has baby feeding and product information on its Web site (www.similac.com). Ross Products is a division of Abbott Laboratories.


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