How much aluminium does a baby get in a normal diet? Not very much. The graph below shoes the amount of aluminium that is actually absorbed and gets into the body (I call it the ‘body load’) for babies who are breast-fed, bottle (formula) fed, or those who are on soya milk.
Three things stand out:
1) Breast fed babies get hardly any aluminium at all
2) Babies fed soy milk get rather a lot of aluminium compared to the other babies
3) All get very little aluminium – well below either of the safety guidelines discussed above
(note that the quantity of aluminium is in micrograms (µg).