Which is better: Breastfeeding or formula?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:47 AM on Dec. 16, 2008 in Health

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  • I think the original poster is sitting back laughing at most of us acting like a bunch of brats :)

    op- ummm i will not lie this is quiet umm Funny -OP
    so ummm what do you say we put an end to all this masscrade?there is no best answer really breast fed yes is great for the body and if you can more power to you. But bottle fed is not bad either, lots of children are breastfed daliy and they are alive and kicking.who's smarter well thats a diffrent Question for a diffrent day!-OP
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

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  • breast
    armywife43

    Answer by armywife43 at 11:49 AM on Dec. 16, 2008

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  • Most people will tell you to only breastfeed but I think it's a personal choice, I bottle fed all my kids and they are all perfectly healthy.
    sammiesmom2000

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 11:50 AM on Dec. 16, 2008

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  • Breast based on every study ever done.
    Pauline3283

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 11:50 AM on Dec. 16, 2008

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  • This is such a stupid question. Did you ask this just to start drama? Of couse breast is best. Formula is disgusting and ONLY an option when breastfeeding by the mother and donated milk are not available. OR if medically necessary. (which it rarely is) It is soooo abused. Please, do you baby the best favor you can do for him and nurse.
    navy-wife

    Answer by navy-wife at 11:52 AM on Dec. 16, 2008

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  • well technically base on studys done breastfeeding is whats best for baby but i think its all up to you as to what you want to do your not a bad mother if you want to bottle feed your baby. My son was breastfed for about 2months and then i bottle fed him he is a happy healthy baby, my newphew was just a bottle fed baby and he is happy and healthy to along with my niece. As long as they are being fed its whats importent.
    Mommy2B04

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 11:53 AM on Dec. 16, 2008

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  • navy dont be rude my goodness not everyone wants to or can breasfeed. Formula isnt bad for your baby or they wouldnt make it.
    Mommy2B04

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 11:54 AM on Dec. 16, 2008

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  • One of our concerns is that even though formula-fed infants appear to grow normally, are they really thriving? Thriving means more than just getting bigger. It means developing to the child's fullest physical, emotional, and intellectual potential. We just don't know about all the long-term effects of tampering with Mother Nature – though we do know that there are significant health differences between formula-fed and breastfed infants. Human milk is a live substance containing live white blood cells and immune-fighting substances, and is a dynamic, changing nutritional source, which daily (sometimes hourly) adjusts to meet the individual needs of a growing baby. Formulas are nothing more than a collection of dead nutrients. They do not contain living white cells, digestive enzymes, or immune factors. In terms of human history, they are a new experiment.

    kim168

    Answer by kim168 at 11:57 AM on Dec. 16, 2008

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  • I thought you were talking to me Mommy2B04...and I hadn't even commented yet. =) I think breast is best, but it's a personal choice. I think you should try breast first. If you don't like bfing then switch. It's not for everyone. Formula is perfectly fine. my DD was breastfed almost 2 1/2 months then we had to switch. Been breast feeding my son for almost 3 months. It's becoming more challenging and if I decide to switch to formula I know I did the best I could for the first 3 months.

    Navymama

    Answer by Navymama at 11:58 AM on Dec. 16, 2008

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  • But on the other hand i know woman that there children coul not tolrate any thing but hi-c and there kids are grown now and fine and having kids.
    kim168

    Answer by kim168 at 12:00 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

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