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What are some statistics on the health of infants that were raised with bottle feeding and breastfeeding?

What are some statistics on the health of infants that were raised with bottle feeding and breastfeeding?

Cognitive developmen: Breastfed infants have a potential to develop higher cognitive function, higher IQ by 4 points. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Can we combine breastfeeding and bottle feeding?

Can we combine breastfeeding and bottle feeding?

Yes: Definately, although your baby may express a strong preference for which way they'll eat. It helps to have warm pumped breast milk in the bottle and have someone besides mom give it as babies "know" they are by the breast and may refuse the bottle. ...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 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 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 kind of research is there on the differences between breastfeeding and bottle feeding?

What kind of research is there on the differences between breastfeeding and bottle feeding?

Yes: The most important advantage to best feeding is the presence of secretory igA in mothers' milk, which confers some immunity and protection against various infectious disease agents. These antibodies may be crucial in an infant's early survival and development. ...Read more