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Should I breastfeed or use formula?
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Dr. Melissa Arca
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The benefits of breastfeeding are well known.
Breastfeeding promotes close bonding with your baby.Breast milk is chock full of beneficial antibodies and is easy to digest. Breastfed babies have less ear infections, less allergies, and may have protection against sids. However, if you cannot breastfeed, take heart and don't feel guilty. Formula fed babies grow, thrive, and are just as happy.

In brief: Yes
The benefits of breastfeeding are well known.
Breastfeeding promotes close bonding with your baby.Breast milk is chock full of beneficial antibodies and is easy to digest. Breastfed babies have less ear infections, less allergies, and may have protection against sids. However, if you cannot breastfeed, take heart and don't feel guilty. Formula fed babies grow, thrive, and are just as happy.
Dr. Melissa Arca
Dr. Melissa Arca
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed your baby.
Children who are breastfed are leaner, have lower cholesterol levels as adults, and digest their meals easier. As lactation experts say, "human milk is for humans.".

In brief: Yes
Breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed your baby.
Children who are breastfed are leaner, have lower cholesterol levels as adults, and digest their meals easier. As lactation experts say, "human milk is for humans.".
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Unless you are on certain medications or have HIV or hepatitis b or c we recommend breast feeding if at all humanly possible.

In brief: Yes
Unless you are on certain medications or have HIV or hepatitis b or c we recommend breast feeding if at all humanly possible.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Moms should breastfeed, because human milk is the normal "food" for human babies.
If a mom cannot breastfeed, or doesn't make enough milk, then a baby formula made from cow milk or soybeans, would be the next best thing.

In brief: Yes
Moms should breastfeed, because human milk is the normal "food" for human babies.
If a mom cannot breastfeed, or doesn't make enough milk, then a baby formula made from cow milk or soybeans, would be the next best thing.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Breast feeding supplies milk that is designed for humans through millenia of development.
It has been proven to provide immunity, better development and generally greater bonding and parental satisfaction. Fortunately, if breast feeding is impossible, formula alternatives are a close second choice.

In brief: Yes
Breast feeding supplies milk that is designed for humans through millenia of development.
It has been proven to provide immunity, better development and generally greater bonding and parental satisfaction. Fortunately, if breast feeding is impossible, formula alternatives are a close second choice.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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