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Feeding your baby with formula

What will you choose?
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You may find yourself wondering whether breastfeeding or baby formula is the best option is for you and your baby. If you want to know about the benefits of breastfeeding you can find that right here too! But, we are here to talk about the pros and cons of feeding your baby formula milk.

Pros

  • It allows you to have more freedom as you will not be breastfeeding your baby constantly.
  • The baby’s dad can feed and bond with your baby as well.
  • You won’t suffer from sore nipples.
  • You will be able to sleep more, because you can share feeding duties with your partner.
  • You can eat and drink what you like, because your baby won’t be getting her nutrition from you.

Cons

  • You are unable to bond with you’re baby in the way mothers who breastfeed can. In fact, some studies have revealed that mothers who breastfeed their children go on to have healthier and happier relationships with them from their teens onwards.
  • Many formulas are artificially enhanced, which means your baby loses out on some important nutrients she would receive otherwise.
  • Babies fed on formula are at higher risk for becoming overweight children.
  • Formula is expensive – breastfeeding is free!

ThePregnancyNet recommends breastfeeding as the best option for feeding your baby, because there are many benefits for you and your baby’s health. However, we recognise that it is not always practical to breastfeed your baby and that many fathers would also like a similar opportunity to bond with their babies, therefore we think it’s best to find out how to select the best formula for your baby.

 

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