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Is there any benefit to bottle formula fed other then breastfeeding or cows milk

By July 18, 2013 - 6:37pm
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I mean like with Organic, soy, and any other alternative milk out there. At the same time I don't give more then one option to my question here. Including any dis benefits as well.

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Thanx for your answer to my question, but it wasn't really what I was looking for. I for one already know about these particular aspects, but was really looking into the formulas themselves.

July 19, 2013 - 9:13am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Jessica A Bruno)

Hi Jessica

Daisy explained all about formula feeding to you - what is your exact question?


July 19, 2013 - 10:28am
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Yeah and understand were you guys talking about here. Bust still I'm really looking what other types besides cows milks formula and etc.

July 19, 2013 - 1:32pm
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Anonymous (reply to Jessica A Bruno)

Hi Jessica,


Not sure if this what you are looking for.

Infant formula breaks down into three main types: Milk-based, soy-based and specialty formulas for specific infant problems.

The specialty formulas are used to address infant digestion problems, such as lactose intolerance, sodium intolerance or to avoid acid reflux. There is even a specific formula developed for premature infants that help the child quickly gain weight.

Milk-based formulas are made from cow milk and are available as basic formula and as a predigested formula for babies that are lactose intolerant. Soy formulas are made as an alternative to milk-based formulas for babies that are lactose intolerant or for children that are raised vegetarian or vegan. The specialty formulas are only proscribed when the child has a specific health condition that neither the regular milk-based or soy formula can address properly.

Most formulas come in two forms: powder or ready-to-drink liquid. The powder form is the most popular and less expensive form. 

While most babies thrive on milk-based formulas, some babies do have problems. To determine the formula that is correct for an infant, the pediatrician should be consulted before making the decision to formula feed. In some cases, a baby will start out on one type of formula and be changed to a different type several times before the right formula is found to suit the baby's individual needs.

Hope this helps,






July 20, 2013 - 8:09pm
(reply to Anonymous)

Hi Daisy,

Thanx and it was somewhat what I was looking for.

It sorta helped.

July 21, 2013 - 8:14am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi Jessica,


Although experts believe breast milk is the best nutritional choice for infants, breastfeeding may not be possible for all women. For many women, the decision to breastfeed or formula feed is based on their comfort level, lifestyle, and specific medical considerations that they might have.

Commercial formulas attempt to duplicate mother's milk using a complex combination of proteins, sugars, fats, and vitamins that would be virtually impossible to create at home.

Here are a few other reasons women may choose to formula feed:

Convenience. Either parent (or another caregiver) can feed the baby a bottle at any time (although this is also true for women who pump their breast milk). 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 is less digestible 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 that could affect their babies.




July 19, 2013 - 4:46am
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