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Breastfeeding vs Formula Feeding

Most Health Organizations recommend breast feeding as the best way to provide nutrition for your baby. For the first six months ideal food for your baby is breast milk. It contains all needed nutritious ingredients that boost baby growth and immunity. This occurs because, breast milk is always at the right temperature and available when needed (no need of preparation). Breastfeeding also helps bonding between mother and her baby.

Now sometimes for many reasons breastfeeding can’t be available to some baby’s. The alternative is called Formula feeding. Formula is a substance, used as milk substitute. It is enhanced with nutritious ingredients to support development and growth of baby’s.

Whatever the parents choose to feed their baby, both ways have positive characteristics. Sometimes couples use both ways to feed their baby. With this option both parents can help.

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