PP bottle v breast

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The Great Modern Mommy Debate. Which is best for Baby? Who wins in this head to head, fact driven video?


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Breast Feeding Vs Bottle Feeding:

Breast Feeding Vs Bottle Feeding A Great Modern Mommy Debate

In this corner…BREAST IS BEST:

In this corner…BREAST IS BEST Breastfeeding, ˈ brest - ˌ fēd nursing: nourishing at the breast The world health organization further defines and recommends exclusive or sole breastfeeding as best for the first 6 months with continued breastfeeding for at least 2 years. The FDA and Health and Human Services have goals to increase the number of American mothers who breast-feed to 75% by 2010. Endorsements: The World Health Organization The Food and Drug Administration American Academy of Pediatrics Health and Human Services La Leche League Etc…

In that corner…Formula :

In that corner…Formula Bottle Feeding, ˈbä-təl-ˌfēd, surrogate mammary that may be filled with various liquids including baby formula Formula is the only recommended infant food if Breast milk is unavailable for the first 6 months. Cow milk may be started after a year. Recommended for: Mothers who cannot or will not breastfeed for emotional or physical reasons, has certain communicable diseases or is taking medication that may be transmitted through the breast milk.


COMPARISON : What’s in there? BREASTMILK / FORMULA FATS: Rich in brain-building omega 3's, namely DHA and AA. Automatically adjusts to infant's needs. Rich in cholesterol, Nearly completely absorbed. Contains fat-digesting enzyme, lipase. PROTIEN: Soft, easily-digestible whey, More completely absorbed, Lactoferrin for intestinal health, Lysozyme, an antimicrobial, Rich in brain and body-building protein components, Rich in growth factors. CARBOHYDRATES: Rich in lactose, Rich in oligosaccharides that promote intestinal health IMMUNE BOOSTERS: Rich in living white blood cells, millions per feeding, Rich in immunoglobulins VITAMINS AND MINERALS: Better absorbed, especially iron, zinc, and calcium, Iron is 50-75% absorbed, Contains more selenium (an antioxidant) than formula ENZYMES AND HORMONES: Rich in digestive enzymes, such as lipase and amylase, Rich in many hormones: thyroid, prolactin, oxytocin, and over fifteen others. FATS: corn, coconut or plam oil. Perhaps synthetic DHA , lipase added. No needed Cholesterol, Not completely absorbed PROTIEN: Usually, harder to digest casein curds. Can be cow or plant based. Less completely absorbed, more waste, harder on kidneys, None or trace lactoferrin , No lysozyme, Deficient in growth factors CARBOHYDRATES: table sugar, corn syrup or lactose. Deficient in oligosaccaharides IMMUNE BOOSTERS: No live white blood cells, Processing kills all cells. less immunological benefit. Few immunoglubulins and mostly the wrong kind. VITAMINS AND MINERALS: bioavailability of the Iron and vitamins poor, Iron 5-10% absorbed. ENZYMES AND HORMONES: Processing kills digestive enzymes, Processing kills the cow hormones which are not human, anyway

Benefits to the baby:

Benefits to the baby Breastfeeding : Brain. Higher IQ in breastfed children. Cholesterol and other types of fat in human milk support the growth of nerve tissue. Studies show less likely to develop schizophrenia. Eyes. Visual acuity is higher in babies fed human milk. Ears. Breastfed babies get fewer ear infections. Mouth. Less need for orthodontics in children breastfed more than a year. Improved muscle development of face from suckling the breast. Subtle changes in the taste of human milk prepare babies to accept a variety of solid foods. Throat. Children who are breastfed are less likely to require tonsillectomies. Respiratory system. Evidence shows that breastfed babies have fewer and less severe upper respiratory infections, less wheezing, less pneumonia and less influenza. Heart and circulatory system. breastfed children may have lower cholesterol as adults. Heart rates are lower in breastfed infants. Digestive system. Less diarrhea, fewer gastrointestinal infections. Six months or more of exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of food allergies. Less risk of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in adulthood. Immune system. Human milk helps to mature baby's own immune system. Breastfeeding decreases the risk of childhood cancer. Endocrine system. Reduced risk of getting diabetes. Kidneys. With less salt and less protein, human milk is easier on a baby's kidneys. Appendix. Children with acute appendicitis are less likely to have been breastfed. Urinary tract. Fewer infections in breastfed infants. Joints and muscles. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is less common when breastfed. Skin. Less allergic eczema in breastfed infants. Growth. Breastfed babies are leaner at one year of age and less likely to be obese later in life. Bowels. Less constipation. Formula Feeding : There are millions of happy, healthy adults who were bottle fed, me included. The big formula manufacturers are constantly improving the recipes, trying to get the product closer to mothers milk.

Effects on the Family:

Effects on the Family BREAST Cost: Its free! Many benefits for Mom: Reduces the risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer by as much as 25%. Lessens osteoporosis. Non-breastfeeding women have a four times greater chance of developing osteoporosis than breastfeeding women. Benefits child spacing- breastfeeding delays ovulation. Promotes emotional health . Studies show that breastfeeding mothers show less postpartum anxiety and depression. Promotes postpartum weight loss. Breastfeeding mothers burn an extra 1,040 calories daily. They show more fat loss by one month postpartum and earlier return to pre-pregnant weight. BOTTLE Cost: Around $ 1,200 per year for formula; up to $2,500 a year for specialty formulas; plus cost of bottles, etc.; plus lost income when baby is ill Dad and others in the family can help give the baby a bottle.

Tips for Successful feeding:

Tips for Successful feeding Breast: Educate yourself about all of the benefits and procedures of breastfeeding. initiate breastfeeding within a half-hour of birth. Encourage breastfeeding on demand. Avoid giving infants food, drink or pacifiers other than breast milk, unless medically indicated Relax, stay hydrated and give yourself lots of time to breastfeed Get support from your partner, family, support groups and community. Bottle: Use before the expiration date on the label, prepare exactly as the label indicates, do not water down or thicken. Be aware that bottles may contain unsafe chemicals such a BPA in the plastic. Use uncontaminated water and disinfected bottles. Use refrigerated, opened, ready-to-feed and prepared formula within 48 hours. Don't leave bottles of formula out of the refrigerator for more than two hours. Throw away the formula left in the bottle after a feeding, since germs from baby's saliva will multiply in the warm formula. It's better not to microwave. Because of uneven heating, hot spots develop. Don't let a baby fall asleep holding his own bottle. He could choke or aspirate the formula into his lungs. Falling asleep with a bottle allows the sugary formula to pool in the mouth, in contact with teeth, causing dental caries. When bottle-feeding in the lying-down position, formula may travel from the back of the baby's throat up through the eustachian tube into the middle ear, causing ear infections. Remember, Avoid bottle propping, bottle-feeding, like breastfeeding, is a social interaction, there should always be someone at both ends of the bottle.

And the Winner is...:

And the Winner is... Which ever method of feeding is chosen, the most important factors for raising a champion are supported, informed and confident parents. The Baby!!!


Resources: American Academy of Pediatrics. Breastfeeding and the use of Human Milk. http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;115/2/496 Berger, Kathleen. The Developing Person . 5th. New York, New York: Worth Publishers, 2000. Print. Food and Drug Administration. HHS Blueprint to Boost Breastfeeding. http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2003/303_baby.html La Leche Leauge International. http://www.llli.org Sears, William and Martha. The Family Nutrition Book . New York, New York: Little, Brown and Co.1999. Print Merriam-webster online dictionary. www.merriam- webster .com World Health Organization. Evidence for the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. http://www.who.int/topics/breastfeeding/en/ Zand, Janet. Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child . New York, N.Y:Avery, 2003. Print.

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