Breastfeeding and formula feeding

Perla Chavez, Kemberly Villegas

Intro

Today we will be talking about the advantages and disadvantages of breast and formula feeding. We will also include the supply's that you will be needing.

Breast feeding advantages and disadvantages

Advantages :
  • 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.
Disadvantages:
  • 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

Advantages:
  • 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.

Disadvantages :

  • 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

  • Bottles
  • Dishwasher basket
  • Bottle drying rack
  • Burp cloths
  • A pillow
  • A glider or comfort chair
  • Insulted bottle carrier
  • Formula
  • Water