Breastfeeding and formula feeding
Perla Chavez, Kemberly Villegas
Breast feeding advantages and disadvantages
- Breast milk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria.
- Breastfeeding also lowers your baby's risk of having asthma or allergies.
- Babies who are breastfed for the first 6 months, without any formula, have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and bouts of diarrhea.
- Children who are breastfed have a 20 percent lower risk of dying between the ages of 28 days and 1 year than children who weren't breastfed.
- Breastfeeding can boost the child's intelligence.
- Breastfed babies need to be fed more often.
- The mother will have to watch what she eats.
- You can't measure how much the baby eats unless you pump it and put it in a bottle.
- Breastfeeding babies wake up more often at night to be fed.
- While the mother is at work no one else can feed the baby unless the milk is pumped.
Formula feeding advantages and disadvantages
- The mother knows how much the baby eats.
- Share care-the father can also contribute on feeding the child.
- The mother does not have to worry about her dieting.
- You can feed without interfering with your daily routine.
- As some mother's are insecure to breastfeed in public bottle feeding is a good method.
- It is helpful for mother's that are unable to produce milk.
- Not as helpful to the mother's health.
- It's more expensive than breastfeeding.
- According to http://www.livestrong.com/ formula feeding does not have as many nutrients as breastfeeding does.
- It is inconvenient for the mother to get up during the night to prepare a bottle
Supplies needed for formula feeding
- Dishwasher basket
- Bottle drying rack
- Burp cloths
- A pillow
- A glider or comfort chair
- Insulted bottle carrier