Is it better to bottle feed or breastfeed?

Breastfeed . The american academy of pediatrics (aap) joins other organizations such as the american medical association (ama), the american dietetic association (ada), and the world health organization (who) in recommending breastfeeding as the best for babies. Breastfeeding helps defend against infections, prevent allergies, and protect against a number of chronic conditions.
Both-with breastmilk. The aap recommends exclusive breastfeeding (meaning breastmilk!) for the first 6 months. It is helpful to teach your baby how to drink from a bottle- this allows mom a bit more freedom and allows dad the experience of feeding the baby. Introduce the bottle around 3 weeks of age (when breastfeeding is established and going well) and give a bottle a couple times a week to keep up the habit.

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Can I breastfeed and bottle feed at the same time?

Yes. You can do both, although it is generally recommended not to introduce a bottle in the first few weeks, until your milk supply is well established. However, if you are exhausted and just need a break, an occasional bottle should not interfere with succesful breastfeeding. Read more...
Yes. You may breast feed with supplemental bottles of pumped breast milk or formula. It is advisable to breast feed solely for the first two weeks as to establish your milk flow and avoid nipple confusion. Babies suck differently from the breast and the bottle. Read more...

Is it true that if I breastfeed, it will be harder to bottle feed later on or be an option?

No. Babies jump to bottlefeeding very readily, which perhaps isn't a good thing. Going from breast to bottle is easy, bottle to breast may be more difficult. Breastfeeding requires a lot more effort on the baby's part! the amount of energy a baby must expend to get milk from a bottle is a lot less! Read more...
No. A hungry baby won't reject food for long.....They may be picky or stubborn but eventually they learn. Read more...
Yes. Many breastfed babies initially resist taking a bottle: understandably, they prefer the familiar taste of a mother's milk, as well as her warmth, attention, and cuddling, over...Plastic! all babies can take a bottle, and they always will if you're persistent. In the final analysis, the benefits of breastfeeding are so great that this temporary, surmountable concern shouldn't deter anyone. Read more...
No. A baby that is hungry will tend to take a bottle easily enough. There are rare babies who resist, but most do not. Remember however that breastfeeding of infants is still by far the best source of infantile nutrition and the bottle should be the last resort.And if possible, pumped breast milk is preferable to formula. Read more...
Maybe. Totally breast fed kids will often make it difficult for their mom to get a break. Bottle refusal can be overcome sometimes if you have someone else offer one while they are hungry, with you out of the room.If baby can smell you they want the real thing. I find it good to have dad offer a bottle occasionally after your milk is in to avoid any problems if you need to be gone for a while. Read more...

I breastfeed and bottle feed but yesterday I smoked, how will it effect my baby if I were to breast feed her?

SLight symptoms. She may be a bit jittery and may spit up a bit more, making her a bit more fussy from the nicotine exposure. That being said, breast is still the best food source for your child. Please try to decrease or stop smoking while nursing. Thanks for trying to feed your baby the best way. Read more...

My baby girl is 1year old some days ago she refuse bottle feed and always trying breast feed but breast feed not enough for her please help me?

Cup. Transition her to a cup. She may not accept other nipples but you can try a variety. Generally at this age using a sippy cup works best. Hope this works. Read more...
If your daughter. won't drink from the bottle and your breast milk supply has decreased compared to her need,you can try giving her a cup of whole milk or formula (either a sippy cup or a regular cup).She is old enough to introduce this. She probably won't drink as much from the cup at the beginning, but once she gets used to it,she will probably do well. If she still won't drink enough, please speak to her doctor. Read more...
Smart girl ! Nurse . as long as you both enjoy it, but limit dairy products to 16-21 oz./day, 2 cups of whole milk with meals. Using an open-mouth cup promotes lip closure for speech. Toddlers who carry around a Sippy cup or bottle & sip sugar-containing liquids off & on are at risk for tooth decay & decreased appetite. See healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/toddler/nutrition/Pages/Feeding-and-Nutrition. . Read more...

My 2hlf month old baby on bottle feed than breast feed, she not try to pass stool by herslf, daily im applying vaseline thn she pass. Why like this?

Doctor can check. The doctor can check the baby to see if the baby is fine or is constipated. Some babies do not poop every day, while others are having problems and need to poop more often than that. Generally, as long as a baby is normal in eating, growth, and development; and does not have firm poop, bloating, or tummy aches; then the number of poops per day is not very important. Read more...