Is Breast Feeding Advantageous?

What should a newborn baby be fed? Mother’s milk or Artificial Baby milk known as formula? There are different factors that may decide the requirement of the baby.

Many healthy, full-term babies grow adequately on artificial milk, yet it is an incomplete, inferior food as compared to that of human milk, which is best suited for the baby and is what nature intends. Here are several benefits of breastfeeding to consider:

  • Breastfeeding is Best for Your Baby's Health

Artificial milk does not provide any of the disease-protective   factors present in breast milk. Such infants are generally sicker and weaker as compared to breast fed infants. They have chances of getting an ear infection three to four times more likely.

  • Breastfeeding is Good for Mothers' Health

Mothers who donot breast feed are at greater risk of excessive bleeding after birth, ovarian cancer and premenopausal breast cancer.

  • Breastfeeding is Less Expensive

Families have to spend almost $900 to $4,700 in the first year to buy commercially prepared infant milk.

  • Breastfeeding Brings Infants and Mothers Closer

A close bond between a nursing mother and her infant is formed. This is important to the working mother, who has limited hours with her baby and wishes to make them as high quality as possible.

  • Breastfeeding is Relaxing

Many women feel that breastfed infants require more frequent feedings than formula-fed infants. But at the same time, one needs time and effort to shop and prepare the formula. In this fast runningworld, nursing baby could be an excuse to sit,  relax and enjoy each other.