Audience The audience intended for this paper are mothers that have a desire to breastfeed, employers, clinicians, breastfeeding advocacy groups and federal and state legislators involved in policy change.
When females become mothers, it is optional if she wants to breastfeed or not. Yes it is better to breastfeed and also it’s healthy for the child, and the mother. The issue today, Is Breastfeeding Inevitably Best for Healthy Development? I agree with Julie E. Artis, that the broad promotion of breastfeeding has the potential to unfairly stigmatize women who do not breastfeed while overstating the benefit. Reasons why I agree with Julie E. Artis because mothers should not be stigmatize, because they chose to not to breastfeed. I feel as though, not all mothers are not comfortable with breastfeeding, or are not able to breastfeed, so mothers will prefer not to breastfeed. Julie E. Artis had a few statements about; mother should breastfeed at their own risk. I agree with her with this statement, because mothers might have health problems, culture and ethnicity values, and also conformability which play a factor as well. Breastfeeding is best or breast is best for short, that what the U.S Department of Health and Human Services from the Surgeon say’s, but it is also good for mothers to breastfeed at their own risk, because mothers are making a choice that works for them and their infant.
Very few experts disagree with the fact that breastfeeding is the optimal choice for the infant. However, decreasing breastfeeding rates raise many questions as to why mothers are not choosing the best nutritional choice for their children. Despite breast milk being the obvious choice for infant feeding due to the health, psychological, and economic benefits, many mothers still decide to feed their infants formula due to lack of knowledge and support, difficulties with breastfeeding, and social embarrassment. Changes need to be made with formula companies, medical professionals, and the public opinion of breastfeeding in order to give nursing mothers the support they deserve.
Benefits of Breastfeeding Keyeonta Stewart Webster University Abstract This paper discusses the benefits breastfeeding has on infants and children. The hypothesis is that feeding breast milk to infants significantly improves their health and cognitive functioning. Research which supports this hypothesis is discussed in this paper. The paper will discuss the methods and results of each study. Two studies are about the positive effects that breast milk has on the brain and cognitive development. Another study is about the positive effects that breast milk has on infants health.
Christina McvayLisa Barrick English 101 September 19, 2017 Boobs Vs. Bottles All mothers want the best for their children. Multiple studies have shown that breastfeeding should be highly considered. Although, breastfeeding and bottle feeding are both alike in few ways, the numerous benefits of breastfeeding make it the best option for many mothers. Mother’s breast milk contains over 100 components, which therefore formula milk does not compete. Breastfeeding is a better option because of the cost, convenience, and all the wonderful numerous health benefits. Breast milk contains all the germ fighting antibodies that help prevent a child from getting sick. Breast milk contains antibodies. Antibodies, are passed from the mother to the child through the breast milk and help strengthen a child’s immune system. Antibodies, fight against numerous infections, viruses, prevent chronic conditions, and much more. More importantly, breastfeeding may perhaps protect babies against sudden infant death syndrome, more commonly known as, “SIDS”. Breast feeding is very beneficial for all premature babies. Breast milk naturally contains countless vitamins that a newborn requires, which formula does not contain. Breast milk contains protein that a child can easily digest, therefore breastfed babies are usually less gassy, spit up less, and less constipated. Breast milk helps give one’s child calcium and iron a lot faster with direct intake. Also, the fats from breast milk are very essential for the health and the growth of one’s baby. Likewise, breastfeeding is very beneficial for mothers, while formula is not. Breastmilk contains 20 calories per ounce, therefore, the more one feeds their child, the more calories the mother loses and increases weight loss. What mother does not want to lose the extra calories that she just ate from her last meal? Or the extra weight she may have packed on during her pregnancy? Can bottle feeding do that? No, probably not! Breastfeeding mothers can also see a change during ovulation. The more breastfeeding mothers are feeding their babies, the more prolactin their body releases. Prolactin keeps progesterone and estrogen steady, therefore the mother’s egg is not released, which would have triggered
In todays society there are so many books and online sources that can be found on the “how-to” of raising a child. The question is though, which one of the sources should be trusted enough to follow through and to implement techniques on children. For one of the most important decisions that a mother and family can make is the option of breast milk or formula. In a growing society where mothers are given dirty looks for nursing in public, or media outlets rage in disapproval to mothers that share nursing stories, it almost seems crazy not to pick up a bottle and feed a child. Our society has made formula feeding a “norm” and had turned its back to mothers that ponder the choice of breast-feeding. This is a complete shame;
Breastfeeding: Best or Bust Seika McKee In Gina Ciagne’s article “Breastfeeding Has Heart and Can Save Yours” researched showed that just like men, the number one killer of women was cardiovascular disease (2012). In the article it also stated that women “who breastfeed could lower their risk of developing heart disease and related issues” (Ciagne, 2012), Ciagne also stated that the body resets after pregnancy if the woman is breastfeeding (2012), While reading this article length was fairly short, and the vocabulary used was very easy to read and understand. Ciagnes credential listed was a CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor), The writing style Ciagne used were in ways mothers could relate, using emotions and repetition while still being informative. All in all the articles conclusion with the results were consistent.
Whether to breastfeed or to formula feed is one of the many decisions parents have to make when caring for a newborn baby. The decision may seem simple in which parents base there decision on comfort, convenience and finance but little do most parents know the decision being made can have damaging long term effects than that of the present. There is plenty of research that state the significance of breastfeeding that go far beyond the extent of bonding between mother and newborn. Although, that too is important. Breast milk is known to contain antibodies which can help the newborn in developing a strong immune system which influence all the body systems. Research has shown that breast-milk can help prevent long term diseases such as
Breastfeeding is a individual women who chose to feeds their baby with milk from the breast there are several reason why women should breast feed. You create this bond between the mother and the baby. It may lower the risk of the baby having an cold or flu (bump2017). It protects the baby from different types of symptoms. Mothers who breastfeed are likely to have a lower risk of breast cancer. When breastfeeding it higher the child IQ.
Outline The Benefits of Breastfeeding Thesis: Breastfeeding provides unique nutrients for the baby, protects from disease, has health benefits for the mother, and provides a unique bond between mother and baby.
I agree that breast-feeding is the best choice. I liked that you concluded some myths that are associated with breast-feeding. I would never want a mother to feel that she should have to hide herself and her baby to breast-feed while they are out in public. I think that society is becoming more aware as to the great health benefits of breast feeding towards mother and baby and that is allowing for more acceptance. Now there are places in the work place specifically designed for working mothers to pump.
Becoming a mother is an amazing life event. Woman instinctively want to protect and provide for others but as mothers, they up their game because that is their precious little human they created and grew for 9 months in their bodies. Mothers to be carefully choose and plan out every little detail over the next 9 months. Expecting mothers give up some vices like coffee, caffeine, and alcohol. They pick up new healthier eating habits and baby proof the house. Buy the safest crib and car seats. Read all the reviews on which diapers are best quality. All because they want the best for their precious little bundle of joy. How they choose to feed the baby is no different. While breastfeeding can be time consuming; the minimal cost, ease of convenience and added health benefits are why breastfeeding is the best choice for mom and baby.
Breastfeeding has been a debated topic as to whether there are actual reducing factors for childhood obesity. In this article, they took a look at 25 worldwide studies to include a wide range of children population. This allows them to evaluate and determine the factors that cause childhood obesity and whether or not breastfeeding does protect a child from becoming overweight. This meta-analysis included subjects that are one-year-old and older along with published journals while leaving out incomplete research and data and other variables that does not exclusively deal with breastfeeding or children (ages 1-17) obesity.
Although breastfeeding provides various benefits to mothers and their infants, there are various social and cultural factors that influence a mother’s decision to exclusively breastfeed their infant. Purdy (2010) concludes that some evidence suggest that many mothers abandon the idea of breastfeeding in order to comply with cultural and societal demands. This presents an ethical predicament, as these aspects can create barriers in preventing mothers from breastfeeding due to different pressures. One major barrier that can greatly affect a woman’s decision to breastfeed is a lack of social support from family and peers. Typically, a woman would depend on her own mother, close relatives, and friends whether they have breastfed before for
Any infant enters the world completely relying on their mother, whether it’s to provide security, comfort, or their first meal. Breastfeeding, although pretty self-explanatory, is the act of a woman feeding a baby with milk from her breast. It is recommended that a baby be breastfed for the first time within an hour of their birth and exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life (Belsky, 2012). However, there is a stigma attached to breastfeeding in some areas of the world, especially the United States, so a common alternative is formula. There are many benefits not only the infant can gain from being breastfed, but also benefits the mother can obtain from providing this nutrition for her child. This paper will discuss