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Baby Feeding

Information about Baby Feeding

We Have to Know about the Baby Feeding

  • Choosing whether to breastfeed or formula feed your baby is one of the first decisions expectant parents will make
  • World Health Organization (WHO) in recommending breastfeeding as the best for babies
  • Babies should be breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months and that breastfeeding should continue until 12 months (and beyond) if both the mother and baby are willing

Breastfeeding: The Advantages

  • Infection-fighting. Antibodies passed from a nursing mother to her baby can help lower the occurrence of many conditions, including:
    1. ear infections
    2. diarrhea
    3. respiratory
    4. infections
    5. meningitis
  • Breastfeeding may also protect children against:
    1. allergies
    2. asthma
    3. diabetes
    4. obesity

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

  • Easily digested by a newborn’s immature system
  • Naturally contains all the vitamins and minerals that a newborn requires
  •  Convenience. With no bottles to mix and sterilize
  • Breastfeeding might help prevent childhood and adult obesity
  • Breastfeeding helps lower the risk of premenopausal breast cancer and also may help decrease the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer

Formula Feeding: The Advantages

  • A nutritious alternative to breast milk and even contain iron
  • Convenience. Either parent (or another caregiver) can feed the baby a bottle at any time
  • Flexibility. Once the bottles are made, a formula-feeding mother can leave her baby with a partner or caregiver and know that her little one’s feedings are taken care of
  • Time and frequency of feedings. Because formula digests slower than breast milk, formula-fed babies usually need to eat less often than do breastfed babies
  • Diet. Women who opt to formula feed don’t have to worry about the things they eat or drink affecting their babies.
Information about Baby Feeding
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