The Vs. Formula For Infants Essay

1090 WordsOct 21, 20165 Pages
Boobies Vs Formula When a woman delivers a baby, she has many questions to think about, like what shots to give them, where the baby should sleep, and what type of diapers they should use. One of the hardest decisions a new mother has to make is whether or not to breastfeed their baby. For years, mothers have been debating what would be more beneficial for the baby, breastfeeding or formula. “Several health organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Medical Association (AMA), and more support the position that breast milk is the best and most complete form of nutrition for infants” (Tish 2013). It seems now with our endlessly growing schedules, many mothers find it hard to take the time to sit down and breastfeed or pump every time the baby is hungry, making formula feeding more popular because of the little time it takes to prepare a bottle. Many mothers and doctors believe breastfeeding is more beneficial to the baby and mother in the long run of life. Compared to formula feeding, breastfeeding overall has more financial benefits, health benefits and emotional benefits for the baby and the mother. Financially having a baby can be tough on families, with the costs of doctor visits, diapers, and baby clothes. The highest cost for new parents is formula, averaging at twenty dollars a can or more, which only lasts about a day or two. “Based on studies showing advantages for breastfeeding mothers and infants, pediatricians
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