breastmilk is still best for babies

Breastfeeding Pros:
  • Breast is best – provides essential antibodies he won’t get elsewhere, enhances brain development, and lowers risk of asthma and diabetes
  • Good for you – burns calories (500 per day) and may lessen risk of breast cancer and osteoporosis
  • Convenience and cost – you can go anywhere without packing a lot of bottles, plus no expensive formula to buy
  • Bonding with baby- the emotional closeness can’t be matched
Breastfeeding Cons:
  • You are on call all the time – newborn feedings are every 2-3 hours
  • Sore nipples, engorgement
Bottle Pros:
  • Comforting – you can see how much she’s eating
  • You can share responsibility with someone else
  • Similar bonding experience as you are holding child close
Bottle Cons:
  • Formulas cannot provide the same nutritional benefits
  • Cost
  • Time-consuming – you need to sterilize, clean and prepare each bottle
  • Constipation – rarely seen in breastfed babies

– The parents and editors at Parenting.com

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