Chapter 5: Breast-Feeding in Comparison to Bottle-Feeding

One of the first decisions mothers need to make is whether they will breast-feed or bottle-feed. I chose the topic of breast-feeding in comparison to bottle-feeding discussed in chapter five because I have many wonderful things to say about breastfeeding and I wanted to share some helpful information that I found.  I was able to breastfeed my daughter until she was 15 months.  It was not an easy task, but I did it!

The benefits of breastfeeding are too numerous to list, but, to mention a few of my favorite: there is a strong bond between mommy-baby developed with nursing, you do not have to wait for a bottle to warm up or have bottles to clean, and diapers are not as smelly as bottle-fed.  The feeling of knowing that your baby is growing from what your body is producing is too wonderful for words!

Link to scholarly article that best represents the concept of Breast-Feeding in Comparison to Bottle-Feeding

Here is a link to an article that discusses the risks associated with formula feeding versus breastfeeding.  I chose this article because it best illustrates the topics I chose about breast-feeding in comparison to bottle feeding.

What are the Risks Associated with Formula Feeding? A Re-Analysis and Review

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Link to video clip that explains Breast-feeding in comparison to Bottle-feeding

Here is a link of video clip that best describes the main differences between breast-feeding and bottle-feeding

Two Internet sites

This article gives a great general idea of the differences between breast-feeding and bottle-feeding.   The article summarizes the benefits of breast-feeding and the challenges that come with breast-feeding.  It also explains formula feeding and its challenges.

This article gives information about all the benefits of breastfeeding.  It also provides information about why it is important to breastfeed.  It gives details of how it will benefit or affect a baby.  To summarize, there is no right or wrong choice when it comes to breast-feeding or bottle feeding.  Mothers choose what works best for them and their baby.

Poem : You Can Breastfeed Anywhere

These lines, by Laurie Coker (n.d.), express the convenience of breastfeeding:

You may breastfeed in a store,
on the floor,
in a roar.
You may breastfeed in a jam,
eating fried green eggs and ham.
You may breastfeed on the stair.
You may breastfeed anywhere!

Your baby can latch on in a swing,
on the wing,
in a ring.
He can latch on in a car,
where you are,
at the barre.
She can latch on in a storm,
on the farm:
that’s her charm.
She can latch on in a train,
on a plane,
without pain.
They can latch on to a rhyme.
They can latch on any time.

You can nurse Jane or Joe.
You can nurse Clyde or Moe.
you can nurse Betty or Sallie.
you can nurse at a political rally.
You can nurse anytime, anywhere.
You can nurse clothed or bare.
You can nurse unshaved of hair.
You can nurse Tim, Tony or Tom.
Who can nurse? Any mom!


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