Infant digestive problem more likely with formula

Condition causing forceful vomiting twice as common in babies not breast-fed

By Nathan Seppa, 16:57 PM October 21, 2013

Breast-feeding an infant could help prevent a condition in which an otherwise healthy baby begins vomiting at a few weeks of age and can’t keep food down for long. The malady is hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, a scarring and tightening of the valve at the pinch point where the stomach empties into the duodenum. The forceful vomiting can lead to life-threatening dehydration and weight loss, and treatment requires surgery. The condition arises in one to three babies per 1,000 in the United State...

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