Breast milk is easier to digest compared to formula, making it the
perfect food for a baby’s immature digestive system. This is why breastfed
babies have been found to have less constipation and diarrhea than
formula fed babies.
Breast milk is completely free, while formula becomes more expensive
each month. Babies who breastfeed have been found to go to the doctor
less than formula fed babies and this then saves mom and dad more money
Babies are introduced to different flavors and tastes of food via the mother's breast milk, making a child more likely to want to try these foods
later in life.
One of the best breastfeeding advantages: Breast milk is
convenient and always available. No warming or washing of bottles.
Studies show that formula fed babies have a lower IQ than breastfed ones.
Breastfeeding can get really challenging at times, especially when starting out. A few common issues include: engorgement, sore nipples and even thrush or
mastitis. A mother will need ample patience and perseverance, although some mothers find it as easy as pie. It all depends on the personal circumstances.
Moms may feel inadequate and may give up on breastfeeding, due to a
lack of knowledge. If this is you, please first read through our
Sitemap, maybe we can answer your specific breastfeeding question.
Breastfeeding can become tiring. A baby is totally dependent on the mother and this may cause her to feel overwhelmed.
Women who breastfeed need to be careful about what they consume, especially if their
babies have allergies. Mothers who are on strong medications may need to monitor their babies.
Bottle Feeding Advantages and Disadvantages
Formula Feeding Advantages
Advantages of bottle feeding
Other family members get a chance to feed the baby (although this is also possible if mom is
breastfeeding and pumping
her breast milk).
Another one of the benefits of bottle feeding is that the mother does not need to worry about breastfeeding in public.
Formula digests slower than breast milk and therefore it keeps a baby
fuller for longer periods of time; sometimes giving them a longer stretch of sleep at night
Women who formula feed do not need to worry about what they eat or drink.
It is easy to monitor the amount that a baby is drinking.
More flexibility and freedom for a mother to leave her baby with others.