Mother’s Milk or a Synthetic Substitute
One of the best days of a mother’s life is when she finds out that she is pregnant. She thinks of, what will my child look like? Or, will this baby be a boy or a girl? What shall we call him? There are so many decisions she will have to make over the coming months. Many mothers have debated about what is the best way to provide nutrition to their new infant. When mothers are looking at nutritional options for their child they have two options, those options breast feeding, or mother’s natural milk or, the synthetic substitute bottle feeding. Bottle-feeding has many benefits however; breastfeeding is the healthiest, most natural way to nourish your infant.
Bottle feeding Bottles are commonly used to nourish infants. They come in various shapes and sizes and all claim to be something special or do something special. There are even bottles that are supposed to simulate the release of milk into a baby’s mouth or like Playtex Drop In bottle manufactures have said that their bottles reduce gas, colic and are the closest bottle to simulate breastfeeding. The bottles liner collapses like the breast for an air free feeding and their nipples simulate latch on like the breast website for Playtex Bottle Company (2012).
Bottle Feeding for Mothers Unable to Nurse
Bottles have been used by many parents. Some mothers simply do not choose to nurse while others are unable to nurse their infants due to health care issues are just two reasons a mother may choose to nurse. Formulas are now including several nutrients and vitamins that breast milk has such as One formula maker Nestle Carnation Good Start, “list their formulas as the closest thing to breast milk.” Because it has whey proteins from cows to simulate human breast milk,. This formula is the only formula that is iron fortified and contains whey proteins found in breast milk.
Disadvantages to Nursing