5 Benefits of Bottle Feeding – Breastfeeding Awareness Week
Friday, August 5th, 2016 | Raising Awareness
Breastfeeding is not for everyone. Many women don’t want to do it, while some just aren’t able. Whatever the reason, there is still a general consensus that breastfeeding is better, and although there is statistical evidence proving the health benefits of breastfeeding, bottle feeding is often more beneficial and convenient for the mother.
Measurements Are Easier to Track
Formula allows parents to precisely measure how much milk their child is drinking; each feed can be individually measured to ensure a baby isn’t over, or under feeding. It’s common for breastfeeding mothers to worry about how much they are feeding their baby, this is because there is no method of measuring during the act of nursing. The bottles and jugs that are used during bottle feeding come with a measurement scale on them, so parents know the exact amount their child is drinking.
The Father Can Also Feed the Baby
Bottle feeding gives dads an extra form of bond building with their child during the very early stages of their life. Bottle feeding means that
, family members who wish to feed the newest member of the family are able to!
Bottle Feeding Is Easier
Breastfeeding can be difficult; babies don’t always latch on or sometimes they just aren’t able to get the technique right. It can take weeks and sometimes months to get the process perfect. Bottle feeding doesn’t tend to involve as many complications, it also helps that the bottles are designed universally, so babies shouldn’t really have too much trouble with them.
Less Stressful for the Mother
Breastfeeding can be very demanding for new mothers.
, N new born babies are pretty hungry and the responsibility of feeding them falls solely on the mother. Bottle feeding lightens the pressure on mothers , and shares the responsibility with other family members. It’s also worth mentioning that there are often physical side effects of breastfeeding, cracked nipples, bite marks and even mastitis are just a few. Bottle feeding eliminates all of these potential issues.
Mothers Can Return to Their Everyday Routine
Bottle feeding allows new mothers to return to life before pregnancy, giving them the freedom to return to work, have some social time or even just want they have their body back after 9 months of not having any control over it.
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter which one of the two you choose; everyone chooses what’s best for them and their child based on their personal situation. If you enjoyed this article, please check out The 5 Benefits of Breastfeeding.
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