Compare And Contrast Bottle Feeding Vs Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding v. Formula Feeding

Mothers have been breastfeeding their children for hundreds of years. In these times bottle feeding is being looked at as a more convenient and easier way to feed the baby. Bottle Feeding is neglecting a child of the important vitamins and nutrients it takes to thrive in the world. Breastfeeding is the best natural choice for mothers to do for their babies. They need to proteins in the milk that helps them form a defense against the diseases that plague this earth. Breastfeeding helps women deal with their child and create a bond that only mother and child who breastfed will know. Breastfeeding is superior to formula feeding because it benefits the child and mother both physically and mentally.

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Women who exclusively breastfeed have a lack in periods when they are breastfeeding. A women’s iron is used to make the milk supply to feed their baby and it is less than the amount of menstruation. In breastfeeding mothers their is less of a chance to have iron-deficiency anemia, which is the lack of iron, than bottlefeeding mothers. There is a prevention of 98% when you breastfeed as a contraceptive. Formula feeding has a high rate of a period starting within the first six week of pregnancy. There is a prevention of ninety-eight percent when you breastfeed as a contraceptive. Women who breastfeed have strong bones after breastfeeding and they have a decreased chance of osteoporosis in their future. Studies have even confirmed that women who did not breastfeed have a higher risk of hip fractures after menopause. Women are affected mentally by pregnancy and breastfeeding. Up to twenty percent of new mothers will be diagnosed with postpartum depression. Even with postpartum depression women still cope with it through breastfeeding. Some doctors suggest letting the breast dry up and strictly formula feed, but this breaks women’s hearts that they can not give the care they need to their children. Even in depressed breastfeeding mothers they still showed physical affection towards their babies, unlike non-breastfeeding mothers. Breastfeeding mothers responded to the cues of the baby, unlike the non-breastfeeding babies who were more cut off from the link of mother and baby. They showed less interest in the physical affection and did not respond to the cues of the baby, which can lead to negative affects between mother and baby. Breastfeeding helps protect women 's mental health by lowering stress. Hormones related to breastfeeding, such as oxytocin and prolactin, have both antidepressant and antianxiety effects. When the baby goes to feed, oxytocin gives the mother an

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