When asked why they would not breast feed, some moms mentioned they are too scared it will hurt; some said they can’t, and others just have no interest because they were never educated. There are many benefits to breast feeding that some moms didn’t even know could be possible. Many moms have found that they are able to lose the baby weight quicker by breast feeding. Studies have shown that breast feeding can help reduce the chance of ovarian and breast cancer. Also with feeding you are preventing type 2 diabetes and lesson your chances of postpartum depression.
Any woman who does not breastfeed is actually looked down upon (“Breastfeeding and the law”). Unfortunately, some people in the United States feel differently. There are some individuals in America that feel as though if women are going to breastfeed, it should be somewhere private, such as a restroom. People do not eat in restrooms, so why should an innocent baby have... ... middle of paper ... ... the end all that matters is that the happy, healthy, bundle of joy is getting the adequate amount of nutrition from the best source out there, his/her mother. Works Cited "Breastfeeding in public around the world."
5). The physical and emotional outcomes are all reasons that mothers should try to breast feed their child for the six to twelve months of life. In public is not the place for breast feeding, which is why women should try to breast feed their child as much as possible when at home or in private. Most people believe that women should not be allowed to openly breast feed in public, controversially, there are laws put in place
Mothers cannot neglect to feed their babies just because someone else does not like seeing it and tells them to leave. That would be neglect, which is a form of child abuse, and neglect itself is against the law (McCall). Although women shouldn’t be ridiculed for breastfeeding there are things women can do to make everyone feel a bit more comfortable, for example using a courtesy blanket when breastfeeding out in public, which many women already do this because it is not their intention to offend anyone or make people uncomfortable they are just trying to feed their child and get on with their day. When mothers breastfeed their babies in public, they should be allowed and be accepted without criticism. There are so many benefits of breastfeeding that not everyone is aware of, people should look at the facts and see that mother 's nurse to nurture their babies and not to disgusts anyone.
Then there are others that will argue that a breastfeeding mother should be able to breastfeed where ever her child needs to eat. Since everyone is allowed to have their own opinion, we can no longer ignore the breastfeeding controversy surrounding the feeding of a baby. Society needs to support and respect a woman that chooses to breastfeed her baby in public. We are all in agreement that a mother needs to feed her baby whether it is bottle or breast. However, there isn’t an agreement on where a mother should be allowed to breastfeed her baby.
The biggest decision a new mother has to make is not what to name the baby nor is it which hospital to deliver at. The biggest decision to make is in fact whether she is going to breastfeed or formula feed. Many women choose to formula feed because they aren't very educated on breastfeeding or because they feel they can't due to the fact that they failed the first time or times that they tried to do so. If they were aware of all of the benefits of breastfeeding, I feel that more mothers would breastfeed rather than formula feed. Three benefits of breastfeeding are that it is healthy for both mom and baby, it builds a stronger bond, and it is more convenient.
It is not just the act of breastfeeding either, as I have pointed out, these impacts can vary based on duration of breastfeeding as well. Whether or not a parent agrees with the idea of breastfeeding, the facts and evidence to back them up do not exhibit false information. Breast milk is the most natural way to feed a child and has been completely engineered to cater to their very specific needs. While there are formulas used to replace a mother’s milk, there is no way that nutrition can be replicated.
Unfortunately, taking a break meant she lost her ability to breast feed completely. During this period, she was troubled by all of the elderly women in our extended family who demanded to know why she would not breastfeed, criticized her for her inability to produce milk, and failed to understand her reasoning. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be breastfed exclusively for the first six months of life and preferably up to twelve months or however long both the mother and baby are willing. Breast milk provides babies with protection against multiple diseases, healthier growth and digestion, and closer relationships; however, in some cases, breastfeeding is not an option for young mothers. Under such circumstances, women should be educated on infant formulas and alternative methods of feeding so they can make informed decisions for their babies.
Of course no matter where you go or what doctor you ask they will say breastfeeding is best. There is nothing wrong with formula feeding an infant. Everyone has their own opinion for each but which ever method the mother chooses she will face criticism from a mother that breastfeeds. Unfortunately having financial hardship, going back to work, or convenience play a role in the mothers decision of how she will nourish her infant.
Breastfeeding does not only benefit the baby, but also the mother. The benefits of breastfeeding are so abundant, mothers shouldn't ever consider feeding their baby formula. Breastfeeding: Nipple, Breast & all the Rest Today, breasts have gained the image of a sex symbol. Society forgets the main purpose women were blessed with breasts. Breasts were initially created for feeding and nurturing offspring, commonly known as breastfeeding.