Focus On Family: Breast or Bottle? What Do You Think Is Best?
I find this debate among people to be a little ridiculous. However one feels comfortable to feed their child is how I feel it should be done. I for one mostly bottle fed my children. I was a young mother when I had my first and was not at all comfortable with the idea of breastfeeding. I was never really educated on it, and at that time just felt it was not the right thing for me. With my second and third child I was more educated, however still not comfortable with the idea. I think it is great if you can as we know they say there are great advantages to it.
There are downfalls to both ways of feeding your child and I just think it comes down to you as an individual. If you bottle feed you must be ready to spend the money on the formula and the time it takes to clean and prepare them. On the other hand if you decide to breastfeed, then you need to be ready to feed your child on demand more often than you would bottle feed and be ready to pump your milk and freeze for times when you are not there.
Also you must prepare yourself for criticism no matter which road you choose to take. Those who bottle feed have been known to actually take offense when seeing a woman breastfeeding her child in public (which I think is ludicrous), and those who breastfeed are known to preach about how unhealthy and unnatural it is to bottle feed your child. With that said I will say my opinion is that no child should be walking around with a bottle or breastfeeding still beyond the age of 2. Anything beyond that using either method is not good for your child. What are your thoughts on this subject?
By: Tamara Cameron
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