Got Baby Milk?: The Breast Vs. Bottle Feud

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Got baby milk? : The breast versus bottle feud Innovations continuously push the boundaries in order to better fulfill basic human “necessities”, and yet as technology progresses and the world evolves, some traditional practices remain. These practices have not only withstood the test of time but have also become cultural adaptations. When a tradition or a norm is adopted, contrasting innovations threaten their existence, therefore causing a feud to emerge. A noteworthy feud, dating back centuries, is the bottle versus breast debacle namely because there is no more a touchy subject than that of an infant’s well-being. Those who favor breastfeeding namely do so because it is a natural feeding source which allows for a more intimate connection to the child and the transfer of antibodies from the mother…show more content…
It is at the discretion of every mother how they decide to nourish their child. Breast milk, although natural and packed with nutrients, is not easily accessible. Formula lacks the antibodies and nutrients present in breast milk. Breastfeeding and pumping can be very painful, causing lacerations on the breast. Preparing bottles can be very time consuming. Breast milk is free but breast implants and lifts are not; most women do resort to plastic surgery in order to correct the sag caused by breast feeding their children, but most websites and breastfeeding promo books won’t mention that to an expecting mother. Formula is expensive, especially without government assistance. Breast milk is available at any time… if the mother isn’t preoccupied or in a public place that does not respond well to public indecency. Formula must be obtained from a grocery store or local pharmacy store (Breastfeeding vs Bottle Feeding). Whichever way you slice it, they both have their pros and cons. Ultimately, it is a mother’s decision to make but neither is a bad one nor one which should invoke a feeling of guilt or

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