For the mommys who know alot about breast feeding, I am wondering if there has ever been studys on if formula fed babies ever catch up to breast fed babies...I am talking in the health department. Will the immunity catch up in most cases or are breast fed babies always going to be healthier?
I ask because I regret not breastfeeding due to stress and not having anyone really supporting me. Nobody in my family really breastfed. Now I am choosing a different way of parenting, such as no vaccines, so I regret my previous decision b/c I know breastfeeding provides antibodies for infants.
I can't go back though. I am hoping thogh that all children eventually even out if they are active and healthy.
Thanks if you can provide me any information on this.
Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 1:08 AM on Nov. 8, 2009
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Answer by stickyfingers at 1:31 AM on Nov. 8, 2009
It isn't so much that ff babies will be unhealthy and bf babies will be healthy. It is more of a risk thing.Â Most babies who were formula fed grow up healthy. For the ones who are unhealthy it is hard to say if they will "catch up". Some people just have health problems their whole life, it is hard to pinpoint it to ff. Just as if someone is healthy it can't be pinpointed back to just bfing. Like I said for most pro-breast feeders, it is more of a risk they don't want to take with their baby.
Answer by AnnaMac at 2:14 AM on Nov. 8, 2009
As for anti-bodies, they build up in you after being exposed to bacteria whether it makes you sick or not. Our bodies are always building up anti-bodies to protect us. It is not like we reach a point of x-amount of antibodies and then stop. We all have built up different amount of immunities to different things according to what we have been exposed to. I don't believe there even is a "catch up" mark.
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