Breastfeeding vs. Formula... Which is truly better for the baby?
What are the pros & cons of each? Is one definitely & obviously better for the baby than the other?
Breastfeeding is all pro in my opinion. It is the perfect food created especially for babies, has all the nutrition they need for early life, has many ingredients that scientists can't reproduce or imitate, is the perfect temperature for baby, always ready when needed, safe and will not spoil, ultimately portable, doesn't require washing or boiling, etc. -- the only downside is mom has to be there. This issue can be dealt with though by using a breast pump.
Of course, babies will thrive and grown on formula. It fills a vital need for babies when breastfeeding is not available. Scientists continue to improve formula, but I doubt that it will ever measure up to "babies perfect food"--breast milk.
we just had a baby so i read up on this very thing. almost every thing i read pointed towards breast feeding as being the best for a baby. it brings a mother closer to her baby, it is more nourishing and i just read where a study has shown that breast fed babies tend to be smarter.
I agree that breast milk was designed for babies. For me, I can't imagine that anything man-made could even compare to breast milk.
With breastfeeding, there's a lot less work involved too. There's no bottles to clean and sterilize, no formula to mix up and worry about getting it to the right temperature, etc.
I know that some situations (like adopted babies) make formula necessary. For these situations, I'm glad that formula has improved over time.
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