Pros and Cons to breastmilk and formula

Breastmilk

Pros

  • first breastmilk has colostrum
  • provides immunities for the baby
  • starts the production of vitamin K in the baby
  • cleans out the baby’s bowels
  • reduce jaundice
  • intensifies the bonding of the family
  • fights HIV

Cons

  • the flow of breast milk can be disturbed by supplements, glucose bottles, and pacifiers
  • Weight loss can be especially less than expected

Other

  • dependent the stimulation the nipple gets from sucking

Formula

Cons

  • may cause irritable bowel
  • baby might inhale glucose
  • interrupts the natural rhythm that makes breastfeeding work
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