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Should I Breast-Feed or Bottle-Feed My Newborn Will you be breast-feeding or bottle-feeding your baby This is a question every pregnant woman is asked whether it is before they have the baby or after they deliver Not all mothers-to-be read up on this information which is a disadvantage towards themselves and the infant This is a very important time in a womans life as well as the babys life so making the right decision is imperative Every woman should compare the advantages and disadvantages of both breast-feeding and bottle-feeding before giving birth to their child Yes there are advantages of bottle-feeding but they just dont compare to the advantages of breast-feeding Healthy women should breast-feed their babies rather than bottle-feed Bottle-feeding does have a few advantages It is more convenient than breast-feeding Either parent or caregiver can feed the baby at anytime Bottle-feeding gives the mother more flexibility to go make errands or go to work with out disrupting the feeding schedule Woman can also get back to work shortly after birth if they choose to bottle-feed Finally women who bottle-feed also do not have to buy bras and other clothes that enable them to nurse a child Many mothers feel that breast-feeding is painful so they begin bottle-feeding For the first few weeks an average woman will experience some tenderness but it should eventually go away after a week or two If it is still painful the mother may not be positioning the baby correctly the breasts are too full of milk or the child may be sucking improperly When done correctly breast feeding should not cause a lot of pain Many woman see the advantages of bottle-feeding but often overlook the disadvantages First without breast-feeding the child will not receive the antibodies produced in breast milk that protect against infections Secondly formula can be expensive Mothers must also take extra care in mixing the formula to make
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