Every day, hundreds of women are welcoming their newborn baby into the world. That means these women are having to decide how it is they are going to feed these precious new babies. Are they going to bottle feed with a manmade formula, or will they nurture their baby the way nature intended by breastfeeding? Whether the child is feed by a bottle with formula, or by a breast with breast milk, your purpose is to nourish your child in the best way possible that you are able to do it in. Not all women are able to breastfeed and not all women can afford to use formula.
Breastfeeding: Numerous Benefits for Mom and Baby Abstract If parents care so much about their child when she grows up, it should begin from the moment of conception. The benefits of breastfeeding aren't always in the first year; many of the benefits last a lifetime. However, many parents don't know how good breast milk is for a child. Nowadays, mothers blame their busy schedules and use it as an excuse to formula feed their baby. Breastfeeding does not only benefit the baby, but also the mother.
By freezing their milk mothers can always have back-up milk to take with them when going out in public or taking their child to a babysitter. Frozen breast milk is good for up to five weeks. Although, freezing does have its downsides. Mothers will always have to make sure they have some milk thawed just in case. Also, they may have to microwave their milk to get it to the right temperature for the infant, which pediatricians do no recommend.
In Oman health organization and community are working hard to encourage breastfeeding. As we can see by making health education programs on breastfeeding, organizing activities, counseling for mothers Finally, in my opinion, all of these reasons is not persuade to deprive the baby from his chance of breastfeed expect the health status of the mother. Actually, breastfeeding is decision that mother make and if the mother concerning about her baby health she will breastfeed them exclusively for the first month of life. Also, breastfeeding mother should be encouraged by her family by providing healthy diet for mother and suitable environment to allow her to breastfeed the baby.
Still the clear choice for mothers everywhere is breastfeeding for several important life affecting reasons. Breast milk is highly nutritional, protects from various diseases, ideal in growth, promotes bonding, and is beneficial for the mother in a recovery process after labor. People tend to find other ways to feed the new born babies other then breastfeeding. That way is the usage of baby formulas. Sometimes mother tend to use formulas instead of breast milk.
Under such circumstances, women should be educated on infant formulas and alternative methods of feeding so they can make informed decisions for their babies. Breast milk matches a baby’s needs and growth patterns better than any formula substitute. A mother tends to produce just enough milk to fill her baby’s stomach, so she does not need to worry about underfeeding or overfeeding. Furthermore, the milk’s content changes as the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ugh nutrients for the baby until the mother is capable of producing enough milk herself. Mothers who are incapable of breastfeeding completely can take measures to make sure their formulas are FDA-approved and contain all of the necessary vitamins and minerals.
Breast milk offers medical and psychological benefits not available from human milk substitutes (Breastfeeding (Policy Statement), 2014)” Feeding a child from the breast of a mother is a natural phenomenon that many mammals like humans do to provide for their young. Before the scientific technology of formula came about, the breast was the only way to feed an infant right after birth. The first liquid that is produced by the breast after birthing the baby is colostrum. This is a yellow substance that is made during the pregnancy and is rich in nutrients and antibodies that is said to protect the baby. This colostrum is how the baby is fed for approximately three to five days and will provide enough nutrients that the baby needs.
The American Pregnancy Association recommends breastfeeding for most families in the article “Breastfeeding vs. Bottle Feeding” (2017, May 16). -www.americanpregnancy.org There are so many more perks to breastfeeding as opposed to formula feeding. Mothers are not educated enough prior to giving birth and they sometimes feel it is just easier to formula feed. A lot of hospitals are quick to just give a newborn a formula bottle if a mother is unsure how she wants to feed or if she is afraid to breastfeed just because she is unsure how.
This process can continue for more than six months. Some babies are too dependent on lactation. Their mothers are able to produce natural milk for several months. The span of production of breast milk depends quite on the demands of the baby and its quantity of milk intake. • Breast feeding is the most nutritious form of food for human babies.
Congratulations! Now that you have passed the stage of pregnancy, you now face the big question on whether to breast feed or bottle feed your child. According to The World Health Organization it’s highly recommended that mothers breastfeed their child until the age of two. (Berk 100) Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong in bottle feeding your child with formula milk. There are cases in which mothers aren’t always able to breast feed their children right after birth, for example, they might have medical issues that may prevent them from breast feeding.