Two Reasons: Breastfeeding Vs. Formula Feeding

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Breastfeeding vs Formula Feeding
When mothers give birth, they have a decision to make. New mothers must decide whether to breastfeed or to formula feed. Breastfeeding has many benefits for both the mother and baby. Some mothers may not have the choice to breastfeed, so they choose to formula feed. Breastfeeding or bottle-feeding has been a big issue throughout modern time, with new mothers debating which one is better. Breastfeeding is best for the growth and development of a baby.
The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends mothers breastfed their baby for one year. This provides the baby with the best nutrition and antibodies, protecting them against infections and colds. Breast milk is one of the first foods that babies ingest. Breast milk is easy to digest, and it has the right amount of fat, sugar, water, and protein. Studies show when mothers breastfeed it can lower the risk of babies having type 1 and type 2 diabetes, asthma, and becoming obese (Goldman). Breastfeeding is
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“Breastmilk contains omega 3 fatty acids, these are needed for the growth and development of the baby's brains” (Byrnes). Some mothers who breastfeed may worry if their baby is getting enough milk. Those mothers are told if the baby is gaining weight, then the baby is getting enough milk. Breastfeeding may be painful for the first few days after giving birth, but the first few days, the milk that comes out, is the most important for the baby. The amount of fat the baby gets is based on how long the mother nurses. Proteins in breast milk make breastmilk easier to digest than formula. Sugars in the breast milk provide energy for the baby. The National Immunization Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2005, revealed that 72% of American babies were breastfed at birth and 39% were still breastfed at six months

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