Breastfeeding VS Formula Bottle-feeding Essay

1118 Words Dec 6th, 2013 5 Pages
Breastfeeding vs. Formula Bottle-feeding
Every mother of a newborn baby must make a very personal decision when it comes to how they are going to feed their infant. I was faced with that decision 3 years ago when I had my first son who I named Ethen. It was one of the very hardest decisions I had to make. I had to consider all the good benefits of breast feeding as well as the benefits of formula bottle-feeding, but the good benefits of breastfeeding outnumbered the bottle feeding ones. I finally decided that breast feeding was the best option for my son and for myself, after extensive research on breastfeeding as well as formula feeding, and also taking a breastfeeding class where I received a lot of information which helped me
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In in opposition to distinction with the conflicting formula bottle-groupfeeding group which loses iron from their menstrual cycle every month and can trigger iron deficiency Anemia. The longer a mother breastfeeds her infant consistently without changing the feeding patterns, the more she is able to benefit from it and use it as a form of natural birth control and remain infertile until she stops breastfeeding all altogether. Not only is breastfeeding good for mother's body, it's good for her mind. Studies show that breastfeeding mothers show less postpartum anxiety and depression from the suckling sound the baby makes as its feeding from the breast, which releases oxytocin from the mom’s Pituitary gland making her feel happy as if she had a dose of oxytocin. In comparison to formula-feeding mothers who can relieve depression and anxiety by receiving oxytocin through an injection or prescriptions drugs.
On top of all of the previous benefits, there are two additional to the mother. First breastfeeding promotes post-partum weight loss. while women are lactating they burns 200-500 calories per day making it easier to lose the baby weight and keep it off longer set against the other group that’s less likely to lose weight and have harder time keeping the weight off. Breastfeeding mothers experience more fat loss postpartum and tend to have an earlier return to their pre-pregnancy weight when compared with formula-feeding moms.
The last advantage is the cost to

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