Essay on Being A Parent Means Making Decisions

1032 Words May 15th, 2016 null Page
Being a parent means making decisions. Decisions about baby names, schools, clothes, foods, rules, etc. Everyday brings new decisions and with those decisions are judgments from other people. Parents are scrutinized for every choice that they make when raising a child. One of these decisions is whether to bottle-feed using formula or to breast-feed a child. One side argues that breast milk is superior because it is natural. The other side argues that formula is just as beneficial as breast milk. The anti-formula side emphasizes the use of breast milk because they do not trust man made formula. According to the U.S National Library of Medicine, breast-feeding is the healthiest option for both a mother and her baby. On their website they list over 8 health related benefits of breastfeeding such as “Breastfed babies are less likely to be hospitalized with breathing infections” and “Breastfed babies are less likely to become obese or have diabetes.” The article continues to elaborate by providing information to prepare mothers for breastfeeding, how to handle breast-feeding and work, overcoming problems with feeding, and health and safety issues. However, the bottle-feeding portion of the article is finite compared to the breast-feeding portion. Granted there is a lot more to do when you have to breast-feed, however the article makes a pathetic attempt to cover the formula part of their article. They start the beginning of the bottle-feeding portion by saying that you should…

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