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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
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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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