Day-old Rowan takes a nap on his mother's chest after his feeding.
"It's easy once you get the breast feeding established and it just felt right to me,” Stacy Howell said.
Howell is a mother of two and a nurse practitioner. So she knows the health benefits of breast feeding.
"It's nothing that will be recalled. It's something that's guaranteed that you can provide the best nutrition for them,” Howell said.
A guarantee breast feeding advocates don't believe exist with infant formula. A rare bacteria sometimes associated with powdered formula has now made three babies sick. One baby died. 10-month-old Avery Cornett consumed Mead Johnson's Enfamil Premium Newborn infant formula. However, tests on the formula found no trace of the bacteria.
“So far I know they haven't completely been able to trace it to the formula. So, it's still up in the air,” Jan Nelson said.
Nelson is a lactation consultant at Wesley Medical Center. She says 75-percent of moms at the hospital choose to breast feed, because it's safe.
"Breast milk does have macrophages--which destroy bacteria in the breast milk,” Nelson said.
Dillons and Walmart are still keeping the Enfamil formula in question off their shelves. Eyewitness News checked with the Kansas Food Bank, United Way, and Sedgwick County... All say they haven't received the formula or they don't use the formula. None of this concerns Howell.
"I feel that breast feeding is the best thing a mother can do for her child,” Howell said.