That is the question I am asking all you moms out there, is breast really all that it cracks up to be.
We have 2 kids (3 y/o daughter, and a 9 month old son). With my daughter I did not breast feed, I bottle fed her, and besides a few colds here and there she never really ended up sick at all.
Now onto my son, I breast fed him for the first 4 months. The problems started with me, I ended up with SEVERE post partum (not the kind that would make me want to harm my kids) but the kind that made me really depressed. That is not where the problems ended. Our son ended up in the hospital with a bronchitis infection and severe ear infection. During this time he was diagnosed with severe exzema. The problems kept escilating from there, he ended up with problems with his eyes, and a low muscle tone, allergic to eggs, etc.
I ate really healthy with my son while I was breast feeding, I ate salads, chicken, fruits, vegtables, yougart, all the healthy foods you could imagine, I even lost about 20 pounds because I was eating healthy and besides the post partum, I felt great, my body that is.
My Husbands mom breast fed him as well, and he ended up nearly dying from a low oxygen level, and he had numerous problems as well.
One of my husbands aunts breast fed one of her daughters for 2 years, and her daughter ended up with asthma, exzema, allergic to eggs and other foods as well. Her other kids she did not breast feed as long and some not at all, and they had no allergies, no exzema, nothing.
So my question, is breast really best, or is more research needed to find out more about the risk/benefit factor, since there are more chemicals processed in food now a days, and yes even organic can have chemicals.
I want your OPINIONS please!