Mothers : A Mother 's Choice Essay

1162 Words Sep 7th, 2016 5 Pages
A Mother’s Choice

When it comes to taking care of a newborn, it can be safe to say that parents mostly just want to do what is best for their infant’s health and wellbeing. With today’s modern families it has become a big debate on what method of feeding is best for an infant, bottle or breast. Breastfeeding is a great option, but for those mothers who may have to make the compromise of work vs breastfeeding or a mother who is simple uncomfortable with breastfeeding, they have the option of infant formula. Even though many look down on bottle feeding, formula is a healthy alternative that provides babies with the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. This taxing decision is something every mother needs to weigh for not only her own benefit, but also that of her infant.
Working mothers will find that being able to continue nursing a child is something that is attainable but also comes with some draw backs such as working a demanding job. It may be harder for a mother to take breaks and pump when needed, eventually causing her milk ducts to dry up (Dagher et al., 2016). Although there is a great alternative option for the mother to start gradually replace daytime feedings with formula while still at home, and continue to nurse at night and in the morning. Advantages of bottle feeding include being easier for a family to start a routine since the formula will sit in an infant’s stomach longer than breast milk would. Since 2010, the federal “Break Time for Nursing Mothers”…

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