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  •  You can buy formula of varying qualities (4+ / 0-)

    and I agree that it's not perfect yet - for example the myriad milk oligosaccharides (is that what you're referring to as "sugars"?) that have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects have yet to be implemented in any meaningful way.

    OTOH, the "fats" like ARA and DHA that are now added (and by "now" I mean the past 10 to 15 years)  are critical for brain development and represent a big advance over when they were lacking.

    They're a good thing, seriously they are - if you at all "believe" in modern nutritional science . . ..

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