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Kristin Cavallari People Magazine Recipe Causes Controversy

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    Kristin Cavallari People Magazine Recipe Causes Controversy

    Former reality star and fashion designer Kristin Cavallari caused controversy with a recipe she shared with People Magazine.

    Cavallari, who is married to Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, said she wanted to avoid "heavily processed store-bought formula" and decided to use goat's milk because her sons have sensitivities to milk from cows, according to TODAY.com.

    The article was removed from the site after many concerns and complaints, TODAY.com reported.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of an infant's life. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration monitors commercial baby formulas, though it isn’t able to check recipes for homemade formulas.

    "The potential problems associated with errors in selecting and combining the ingredients for the formula are very serious and range from severe nutritional imbalances to unsafe products that can harm infants," the agency says on its site.

    Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Agriculture does not recommend goat's milk because it isn’t a great source of iron, folate, vitamins C and D, and other nutrients.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics makes it clear: parents should not give babies cow's milk or goat's milk until after he or she turns 1.

    An email to Cavallari’s publicist wasn’t immediately returned. An email to People Magazine was also not returned. 

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