Wed. October 9, 2002
Feeding your new baby is one of the first activities you accomplish as a mom. As a new parent, it is your responsibility to make sure your baby will get off to a good nutritional start. To do that means, you must decide what is best for you and your baby, whether to breastfeed, or to formula feed. Both choices have pros and cons, but it is totally up to you to choose which is best for you and your child.
There is no doubt that breastfeeding contains all the nutrients your baby needs for proper growth and development. Studies prove that breast milk provides optimal health benefits for your newborn. Mother's milk is easily digested, has perfectly matched nutrition for the baby, and is filled with antibodies that protect against infection. Further more, breastfed babies are less likely to suffer from ear infections, diaper rash, and intestinal upsets.
In addition, breast milk offers immune system boosters and fatty acids specific to humans that promote optimal brain growth.
Not only does breastfeeding benefit your baby, it has many advantages for you.
Formula feeding, though, is a good alternative for mothers who are unable to breastfeed due to a variety of reasons. For instance, some...