Persuasive Essay: Breastfeeding Vs Formula

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Garrett 1 Sarah Garrett English 111, LO2 Instructor Morris 9 March 2015 Breast Milk vs Formula The decision to breastfeed or bottle feed a newborn baby, can be a very controversial subject. Many factors can alter the decision to breastfeed or bottle feed. The choice of breastfeeding is very personal, and varies on factors of the mother’s life and personal preference. Sometimes a mother is not able to breastfeed because of certain health conditions or medications that she may take. Sometimes a mother’s work schedule is not conducive to breastfeeding, therefore she must bottle feed her infant. Scientific advances have made infant formula a good alternative to breast feeding. The nutritional components of breast milk vary according to…show more content…
Breast milk has more infection fighting properties than formula. Breastfeeding is difficult in that the mother always has to be available for feeding the baby. The fact that it is more easily digested, means that breastfed babies have to be fed more often than formula fed babies. This places much more strain on the mother. Anyone can feed a baby being fed formula. This reduces the stress that is on a mother who strictly breastfeeds. With formula the mother doesn’t have to worry about diet. Preparation is something one has to consider when formula feeding. Bottles and nipples have to be sterilized, and ready for the baby’s next…show more content…
Each factor may play a role, whether it be cost or ease of feeding or simply that is what their parents did. The choice is simply a choice each family has to make when their baby is born. It is a personal choice that families decide on what is best for their family model and what is best for their infant. Garrett 4 Works Cited "Breastfeeding vs Bottle Feeding - American Pregnancy Association." American Pregnancy Association. N.p., 24 Apr. 2012. Web. 07 Mar. 2015. "Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 22 Mar. 2015. Dewar, Gwen, Ph.D. "Calories in Breast Milk: Nutritional Information." Calories in Breast Milk: Nutritional Information. N.p., 2008. Web. 7 Mar. 2015. "Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding." KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health. Ed. Joseph DiSanto. The Nemours Foundation, 01 Jan. 2012. Web. 7 Mar. 2015. "Calorie and Fat Content of Various Milks." KellyMom RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Mar.

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