The Pros And Cons Of Breastfeeding Your Children

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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. Or in some cases early childbirth. What are the benefits of breastfeeding, you might be wondering? Well for starters breast milk is very crucial for a newborn. Not only does it feed and…show more content…
Well firstly you can breastfeed anywhere you are and the milk is always at the right temperature unlike formula milk. In which you have to measure the amount of milk powder and water and heat it up at a certain temperature, at that makes it hard to handle especially if you’re out in a public place away from the heating device. Now the cons of breastfeeding is that the mother can only feed the baby unlike bottle feeding in which anyone can feed the baby. If the mother is absent and has to go somewhere she must pump milk and leave it prepared so whoever is taking care of the baby is able to simply heat the milk and feed the baby. Now the cons of milk formula, if you bottle feed your child you will always have to carry around with you the bottle and the formula milk and water and be mixing it, after that you will have to heat it wherever you can. You can imagine it as your super kit! In which you carry the size of the bottle that is well suited for your child’s needs. One of the main pros in bottle feeding is that mothers are able to go to work and not worry about their child not accepting the formula. Since most women work, breastfeeding is not an option for them and that is why bottle feeding is ideal for a working

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