Every new mother has to face the same decision, to breast or not to breastfeed. Although there are benefits to both of these options, the benefit of breastfeeding greatly overpower the benefits of using formula. Breastmilk contains vital natural ingredients that formulas lack, and mothers also benefit from breastfeeding. Breastfeeding also can save a lot of money. Breast milk contains many vital nutrients that newborns need to grow.
Manufacturers do attempt to lower the curd tension in formula so that it will act as breast milk does. They do this by producing formula that has a higher whey content than cow’s milk. But it is impossible to exactly replicate human milk. Because of the gentleness of breast milk in a babies system, constipation is rare in breast fed infants. Another advantage for breast-fed ch... ... middle of paper ... ...e. 19 May 2003. http://proquest.umi.com/pqweb?
We see more women bottle feeding their children rather than breastfeeding because it seems to be more convenient for both the mother and child. I will now go over the benefits of breastfeeding for the infant. For starters, infants need two times the amount of nutrients than an adult. Breast feeding your baby can be a personal decision but it can also be very rewarding. Colostrum is the first milk that a woman’s breast produces.
Breast fed babies are less likely to suffer from colic, gas, and excessive spitting up. They also rarely have diarrhea-since breast milk seems to destroy some diarrhea causing organisms and to encourage the growth of beneficial flora in the digestive tract, which... ... middle of paper ... ...ome things that Mother Nature does best. As Oliver Wendell Holmes the Elder said over a century ago, "A pair of substantial mammary glands has the advantage over the two hemispheres of the most learned professor's brain in the art of compounding a nutritious fluid for infants" (58). Bibliography: Brockport. "Advantages of Breast-feeding".
Formula feeding is able to be more flexible of a schedule for the baby and is easy to share the responsibility of feeding between parents and the caregivers. Formula though does not have antibodies passed through the milk. Formula also causes babies to get gassier and can cause constipation. A fussy baby is not a happy baby, but with formula feeding you can see and know how much your little one has ate and know if that is their problem or not. Formula is also full of corn syrup and sugar.
To start, breast-feeding provides more nutrients and vitamins than formula. Only breast milk provides special antibodies that keep infants protected against illnesses. Breast-fed infants are less likely to have ear infections, respiratory infections, diarrhea, and digestive problems. Choosing to breast-feed your child also has some advantages for the future, breastfeeding safeguards against diabetes, asthma, and even obesity. Mothers breast-feeding can also have lower risks of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.
Whereas formula feed infants nutritional content depends on correct preparation and some infants have trouble tolerating certain nutrients. For parents who have experienced a colic baby know how essential this is to a new born baby and the difference it makes to breastfeed. The breast milk is more gentle to a newborns digestive system. Formula promotes to help reduce the colic but only relieves minuscule amounts of gas pains. Breast milk is the only natural, complete and complex nutrition for infants and strengthens their immune systems.
Every parent wants their children to be healthy. Many studies show that breast-feeding is healthier for your child and the parent, and it makes your child’s future school ... ... middle of paper ... ...d receive if they were being breast-fed. The baby therefore may not prosper as much a breast-fed baby might. Babies require a considerable amount of physical, mental, and emotional care. They can stress you out, make you feel like you’re losing your mind, feel like nothing is going right, or give you unbelievable bliss.
Which helps reduce the cost in doctor visits and the medicine to go along with it. Not only does it gives them vitamin D, breast milk also gives the baby lactose, protein and fat which helps the babies digestive system run smoothly. Some people call breast milk the “perfect food” for a baby because of the way the immune system works with a baby who is breastfed vs not being breast fed. The woman who do not breastfeed say that their baby ends up having problems digest their food and tend to have diarrhea or constipation. (KidsHealth) Another bonus to breast milk is that is allows the baby to have different tastes.