The Pros And Cons Of Breastfeeding?

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Before I begin with my explicit thoughts on breastfeeding, I must be blunt and state that it is my opinion that all women should have the right to choose what is right for them, their family, and their lifestyle when it comes to breastfeeding or bottle feeding. I believe that this is a very personal decision that has no “right” or “wrong” answer. As long as your baby is gaining weight, healthy, and happy, I think that whatever you are doing is perfectly acceptable. First, I will begin with what I classify as the advantages of breastfeeding. The first advantage is that breastfeeding is easy and convenient because the breast is always there and the milk is always warm and ready. This eliminates the hassle of trying to scoop formula into a bottle …show more content…
Breastfeeding burns a ton of calories for the mother, so she will lose her baby weight quicker. Breastfeeding also helps the uterus to return to its pre-pregnancy size quicker. In addition to these figure related advantages, breastfeeding has also been proven to protect and even prevent some types of breast and ovarian cancers. The mother is not the only one who benefits from breastfeeding thought, breast milk is also beneficial to baby because it is specifically designed for the baby needs as her or she grows and develops. Breastfed babies have also been shown to have fewer allergies, be less colicky, and generally have fewer health problems. While this may not seem to be an advantage for mom, I believe that it is because a heathy baby means that the baby will hopefully be less fussy, which in turn allows mom to sleep and possibly worry a little …show more content…
The first is that breastfeeding is definitely time consuming due to the fact that a newborn tends to nurse every two to three hours. This means that either mom must be present to feed that often, or must at least pump that often so somebody else can feed the baby. This is also a disadvantage, the fact that if somebody else, such as dad, wants to feed the baby, mom must first pump and then transfer that milk to a bottle. All of this breastfeeding takes a ton of energy on mom’s part, so she might be exhausted even more so than moms who are bottle feeding, which is another

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