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Now, formula comes w ith added appetite suppresion hormones <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: !<br><br><a href="http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article2474430.ece" target="_blank">http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/hea...cle2474430.ece</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">The controversial research aims to supplement baby milk with a hormone that suppresses hunger.<br><br>
Animal studies suggest early exposure to the hormone leptin can programme the brain to prevent over-eating throughout life.<br><br>
But fears have been raised about the safety of tampering with the brains of babies in such a fundamental way.<br><br>
The infant formula, together with other "child-friendly" leptin preparations, is being developed by Professor Mike Cawthorne, director of metabolic research at the Clore Laboratory, University of Buckingham.<br></td>
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Now seriously, why not encourage BFing more?? Wouldn't that be better??
 

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as a former anorexic, I will say that is downright scary!! Our society is WAY too thin-obsessed and this idea will turn into something awful VERY quickly.....<br>
ick, poor babies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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That's insane - fake hormones for infants to suppress their appetites? It's interesting to see the formula industry respond to the fact that their product is linked to future obesity, by creating an even more synthetic and potentially dangerous product.<br><br>
Let's hear it for breastmilk... plain ole' breastmilk. I think I'm going to start telling people I feed my little ds 'organic' milk.
 

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WTH!?!?! APPETITE SUPPRESENT for BABIES?!?!? Oh for goodness sakes!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Those poor little babies.<br><br>
As for why they don't encourage more BFing? They don't make money off of BFing, they make money off the "newest and coolest" additive.
 

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my reaction after seeing a news report about it today:<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">:<br><br>
I'll tell people there already is something you can give your baby that may help avoid obesity in the future: Breastmilk! What a novel idea...(/sarcasm)<br><br><a href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=28161" target="_blank">http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/art...gi?artid=28161</a>
 

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OMG, that is just MESSED UP. I'm just waiting for the manufacturers to get sued when some FTT baby dies because he already has bad appetite signals and they get supressed even more.
 

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OH MY GOD. Seriously?? I'm a formula supplementing, low supply, BFAR mama and this really pisses me off. It's hard enough to figure out what's the lesser of all the formula evils, now I might have to add THIS crap to my list of additives to avoid? Sheeeesh.
 

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I love how in the article they keep talking about how much better breastmilk is than formula but no one mentions trying to get people just to switch to breastmilk? What !%@#$&?*#<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">"It's something we're in the process of looking at," he said. "There's potential there because we know that breast-fed offspring have less of a tendency towards obesity in adult life.<br><br>
"I'm not in the least suggesting that it will cure world wide obesity, but it's something that could make a difference.</td>
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Why not try BM? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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That seriously makes my head hurt. We're so worried about our weight now that we're giving babies appitite suppesors?!?!?!?!?!<br><br>
Anything to keep women from actually realizing breastmilk is a million times better I guess. *sigh*
 

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I'm not even a momma-to-be yet, and that just infuriates me beyond measure.<br><br>
Yet another reason to raise my future children in a remote cave. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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WHAT!!! I seriously hope no mother would use this
 

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what a great idea... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/disappointed.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="disappointed"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"><br><br><br>
i like these sentences most:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Prof Cawthorne argues he is only giving babies what they would normally get anyway from their mothers' milk.<br><br>
"There are always safety concerns, and whenever you do anything there tend to be unexpected events. But one could argue that giving formula feeds to babies that are different from breast milk might itself be changing their programming."<br><br>
Prof Cawthorne agreed that leptin was not the only natural ingredient missing from formula milk, and other factors also influenced obesity.</td>
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my translation-site offers some accurate quotes to express my thoughts on this subject.<br><br>
"But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils."<br><i>Luke 11:15</i><br><br>
"And I've been putting out fire with gasoline"<br><i>David Bowie - Cat People</i><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sulkoff.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="tiptoe">
 

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Ugh, that's just wrong( and rather nasty sounding actually).
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>mommyofmany</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7929206"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Now seriously, why not encourage BFing more?? Wouldn't that be better??</div>
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Of course not. How can anyone make money off of that?<br><br><br>
But, seriously. I saw the title of this thread and laughed. Then I read the thread and I'm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2">
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>smeep</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7933145"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I saw the title of this thread and laughed. Then I read the thread and I'm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2"></div>
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things are getting worse if you take a look at the original study:<br><a href="http://ajpregu.physiology.org/cgi/content/abstract/00676.2006v1" target="_blank">http://ajpregu.physiology.org/cgi/co...t/00676.2006v1</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">We investigated whether administration of leptin to normally-nourished rats affects energy balance in their offspring. Leptin (2 mg/kg/d) was administered from day 14 of pregnancy <b>and throughout lactation</b>.<br>
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Thus <b>leptin levels during</b> pregnancy and <b>lactation</b> can affect the development of energy balance regulatory systems in their offspring.</td>
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the <i>mother</i> received the leptin! they studied lactating female rats with artificially higher leptin levels and came to the conclusion that human babies who are artificially fed with leptin-added formula won't have obesity... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br>
as far as i understood, the rat babies were breastfed (and ate different kinds of complementary food). or did i get it wrong?
 

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Very very very scary.
 
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