Persuasive Essay On Breastfeeding

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In the past mothers depend greatly on breastmilk as the best way of feeding babies. With the advancement in technology and daily hassles, mothers turn to either breastfeed for a couple of months, then formula feed their babies. Every mother has the right to decide whether to breastfeed or bottle feed, this personal right will be supported no matter the decision. However, exclusive breastfeeding is the best thing a mother can give to her baby for the first six month of the baby’s life. This is because as a baby grows, he or she acquire a lifelong benefit from breastfeeding exclusively. New mothers should have all the avenue which supports them to breastfeed whiles continuing mothers be encourage to exclusively breastfeed up to six month before …show more content…
According to United States Department of Health and Human Services, “Formula and feeding supplies can cost well over $1,500 each year. Breastfed babies may also be sick less often, which can help you keep your baby’s health cost lower.” Breast milk is a natural food from mothers and cost a family nothing. When you breastfeed, you don’t’ need money to buy breast milk. There are no feeding bottles, pacifiers, and nipples involve and this saves you money to spend on other important family issues. Besides, formula and feeding bottles are very expensive and time consuming when you have to measure, mix formula and warm it before feeding. Not forgetting sterilizing the bottles. All these can be avoided if you breastfeed your babies. Breastfeeding your baby can really make life easier for …show more content…
Mary Fewtrell, a consultant pediatrician from the Childhood Nutrition Research Center at the University College London Institute of Child Health. They however argue that four months of exclusive breastfeeding is enough to start weaning babies. Moreover, according to Keren and Gale Pryor, “…mature milk contains water, fat carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals, amino acids, enzymes and white cells. Over the course of feeding, breastmilk changes from foremilk, high in water and lactose, to hind milk high in fats and calories.” Breastfeeding exclusively with no added water will cause no harm to babies. Overall, these are some of the reasons why I will encourage mothers to exclusively feed their babies with breastmilk. This is because breast milk is an important food in the first six months to a year of a baby’s life as exclusive breastfeeding help them to develop a resistance to diseases, saves money, and brings love and good health to the family. Let us all encourage and practice exclusive breastfeeding of babies, for a healthy, stronger

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