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What are the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding as compared to formula feeding?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding as compared to formula feeding?

Breast Feeding Perks: For baby: improved immunity, superior brain&eye development, fewer allergies& GI problems, enhanced cognitive functioning, reduced risk of obesity/all obesity related diseases, etc. etc. etc. etc. For mother: lose weight faster, saves time, money and environmental resources, bonds more readily, reduces risk of breast/ ovarian cancer&multiple systemic diseases. Risk is low weight gain in infant. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding as compared to bottle feeding?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding as compared to bottle feeding?

Breast feeding: advantage: baby-mama bonding, fresh, clean, how to nature meant it to be, free, full of immunity boosting factors, has oils that are needed for eye and brain growth, studies has shown it decrease risk for ear infections, asthma and allergies in breast fed infants. Also help mothers lose pregnancy weight disadvantage: time consuming and needs dedication. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding and formula feeding?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding and formula feeding?

Breast Feeding Perks: For baby: improved immunity, superior brain&eye development, fewer allergies& GI problems, enhanced cognitive functioning, reduced risk of obesity/all obesity related diseases, etc. etc. etc. etc. For mother: lose weight faster, saves time, money and environmental resources, bonds more readily, reduces risk of breast/ ovarian cancer&multiple systemic diseases. Risk is low weight gain in infant. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of both breastfeeding and bottle feeding?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of both breastfeeding and bottle feeding?

Human milk is best: for human babies, cheaper, has antibodies and has shown to decrease incidence of diarrhea illness, is always the right temperature, very portable and available, but restricts mother's intake of meds and limits feedings to mother unless using pumped milk, and inconvenient if mother needs to work. Supplemental formula feedings are convenient in that situation but may reduce mom's milk production. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of breastfeeding and bottle feeding a baby?

What are the pros and cons of breastfeeding and bottle feeding a baby?

Various opinions: Some believe nipple confusion is the main problem switching back and forth in feeding method. Babies have to put a little more work into getting the milk to drop down from the breast vs suckling a bottle. I have lots of parents who use both methods and rarely have I seen true nipple confusion. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/your-babys-feeding-breast-vs-bottle ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of using milk enzyme-based toothpastes for young children?

What are the pros and cons of using milk enzyme-based toothpastes for young children?

Unknown: Recently toothpaste manufacturers have added enzymes to their adult products to help combat biofilms which lead to plaque formation. Now milk-enzymes are added to new children's toothpastes, no data was found to support or refute the manufacturer's claims for children's teeth. Tooth cleaning by wiping or brushing should occur as soon as teeth erupt. Toothpaste is optional in the first few years. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of breastfeeding and formula feeding?

What are the pros and cons of breastfeeding and formula feeding?

Breast Feeding Perks: For baby: improved immunity, superior brain&eye development, fewer allergies&GI problems, enhanced cognitive functioning, reduced risk of obesity/all obesity related diseases, etc. etc. etc. etc. For mother: lose weight faster, saves time, money and environmental resources, bonds more readily, reduces risk of breast/ ovarian cancer&multiple systemic diseases. Risk is low weight gain. ...Read more

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Which is the best infant milk formula for babies with family history of allergy?

Which is the best infant milk formula for babies with family history of allergy?

Pre-digested formula: There are 2 hypoallergenic formulas, nutramigen and alimentum. They are predigested to avoid food allergies. They are also much more expensive. You can probably try regular priced formulas that are either milk-free or with partially digested milk proteins. By far, most babies do well without needing a hypoallergenic formula. ...Read more

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Is almond milk safe for my 2.5 yo? And what are the benefits of it for pediatrics and adults?

Is almond milk safe for my 2.5 yo? And what are the benefits of it for pediatrics and adults?

Ok,? benefits: Dr lambes answer is right there. There generally is no need to use regularly unless there is a problem with cow's milk.In smaller quantities should present no problems. Benefit of almond milk, not clear there are any. ...Read more

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Is similac total comfort a good formula for a baby with reflux and constipation? Which would you choose: similac total comfort or s26 gold ar?

Is similac total comfort a good formula for a baby with reflux and constipation? Which would you choose:  similac total comfort or s26 gold ar?

Depends on concerns: Both formulas can be helpful with reflux but only similac total comfort helps with constipation. The s26 gold ar has added cornstarch to decrease reflux but this is still a cow milk formula. If your infant has problems digesting cow milk then the similac total comfort would be a better choice. Also remember that similac total comfort is formulated for 6 months and older. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in the brands of formula for babies (similac, parents choice) my baby has acid reflux and throws up on PC formula not any other?

Is there a difference in the brands of formula for babies (similac, parents choice) my baby has acid reflux and throws up on PC formula not any other?

Minor difference: Most milk-based infant formulas are essentially the same, although different companies will sometimes make very minor changes such as a different amount of calcium. There are some formulas which are designed to be easier to digest, and some babies with acid reflux have less spitting with these formulas. Powder vs ready-to-feed can make a difference, too. ...Read more

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What are the risks for a baby who is mostly drinking hindmilk?

What are the risks for a baby who is mostly drinking hindmilk?

Dehydration: Hind milk is the rich milk that comes after most of the milk is expressed out of the breast. It's high in essential fats and proteins. There isn't that much of it, and it's very thick. If a child is healthy and well hydrated, it's probably not too bad, but the optimal way to feed is to have them drink the regular breast milk and make sure they get hind milk, not just all hind milk. ...Read more

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What size tubing is used for enteral feedings for children and infants?

What size tubing is used for enteral feedings for children and infants?

Depends: It depends on the age and the weight of the child as well as on where you are going to use them, what are you using them for and for how long. ...Read more

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What are the Benefits and cons of daily use of Flora baby probiotics for a 2 year old? It claims immune support is that true?

What are the Benefits and cons of daily use of Flora baby probiotics for a 2 year old? It claims immune support is that true?

Claims are forbidden: The FDA strictly forbids advertisement of dietary supplements with 'claims' of any sort. Probiotics are generally considered to be safe and beneficial for overall GI health, but be wary of any product that claims to cure or prevent disease. ...Read more

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Advantages and disadvantages of having a preputioplasty?

Here are some...: The first thing to do is deciding if that is what you need or just what you like. Known to us, nothing is free & always comes with a price & potential adverse effect. So, before embarking on doing something to body, always consider, personally and professionally, the balance between medical necessity and professional possibility. More? To http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish to... ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of a female circumcision?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a female circumcision?

NO ADVANTAGES - WHO: No health benefits, only harm fgm has no health benefits, and it harms girls and women in many ways. It involves removing and damaging healthy and normal female genital tissue, and interferes with the natural functions of girls' and women's bodies. Immediate complications can include severe pain, shock, haemorrhage (bleeding), tetanus or sepsis (bacterial infection), urine retention, open sores. ...Read more

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What are some concerns of mother's using breast milk instead of formula ?

What are some concerns of mother's using breast milk instead of formula ?

Only a few things: At first, i couldn't think of any, the designer really knew what babies need & it's worked for hundreds of thousands of generations. The only exceptions i could think of are if mom has HIV or untreated tuberculosis.Moms on bizarre diets can also be a problem but that is also rare. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of a feeding tube?

What are the pros and cons of a feeding tube?

Several: Pros: life-sustaining, can be temporary if swallowing ability returns. Cons: infections, clogging, falling out. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of masturbating 3-4 times a week for 15-17 year old male?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of masturbating 3-4 times a week  for 15-17 year old male?

Nothing specific: Masturbation is a normal part of human exiatance.Some cultures frown on the process ; most seldom discuss it openly. If anyone does so to the exclusion of interacting with people ; pursuing age ; peer related activities, it can interfere with normal emotional growth, as any preoccupation might. For most, it is simply part of their life. ...Read more

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Does a baby getting formula and breast milk still get all the advantages of breastfeeding?

Does a baby getting formula and breast milk still get all the advantages of breastfeeding?

Some: It's generally believed that the immunologic advantage gained is proportional to the % breast milk fed. So not 100% but still worthwhile. ...Read more

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