Breast Milk Or Formula? What New Moms In Cardiff Are Feeding Their Babies?by Alice Thomas Writer
When it comes to feeding your little one, you become sceptical because you want the best for your baby. Whether a mother should feed breast milk or formula has always been a hot topic for debates on social media platforms. Some women prefer breast milk while some women opt for infant formula for their own reasons. As long as your baby is healthy, nothing else should matter.
We thought of asking several new mothers in Cardiff to reveal if they are feeding breast milk or infant formula to their babies. Let’s know what they told us.
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“I believe in breastfeeding my baby because that allows me to spend more time with my baby. Since we are hardly going out due to Covid, breastfeeding has become easier now”.
“Well, I have planned to breastfeed my baby at least for six months and then will introduce formula along with my milk so that my baby is not dependent on breast milk alone”.
“I have planned to feed nothing but breast milk because I don’t trust infant formulas”.
“I’m feeding both formula and breast milk to my baby because that’s more convenient”.
“As a mother who lives in the 21st century, I have plenty of options to choose from. Still, I have chosen the natural way of feeding my baby because breast milk is a lot cheaper and nutritious for my little munchkin”.
“As an Indian parent, I firmly believe in attachment parenting because I was raised by following this same method. The best way to form an attachment with your baby is through breastfeeding him or her. I feed nothing but breast milk to my baby because breast milk is much better than any store-bought infant formula as the former is easily digestible than the latter. Also, breast milk boosts the immune system as it is full of antibodies, so my choice is and will always be breast milk”.
“I have to feed formula even though I do not want to but I do not produce enough milk so I have to rely upon commercial formulas. My husband and I have been planning to opt for donor’s milk but due to COVID-19 we have become scared and dropped the plan”.
“I feed both bottle’s milk and breast milk. This way I get to track how much my baby is feeding”.
“Breast milk is compulsory for babies below six months. So, of course, I am feeding breast milk to my bub. I might feed him formula after he turns seven or eight months old so that I can ensure myself that he is properly fed”.
“It’s not difficult for me to choose between my milk and formula because I know any formula is matchless in front of my milk. Many women want to feed formula but I do not recommend any infant formula as they cause severe digestive issues in babies”.
Hmm. So, the above replies show that a majority of women would rather prefer to breastfeed their little ones instead of feeding formula. Breastfeeding has immense advantages for both the mother and her baby. As Shweta Pandey told us, breast milk is indeed filled with antibodies that are extremely beneficial for the baby’s immune system. As per several reputed studies, breast milk can even prevent gastrointestinal and respiratory issues in women. Babies who were fed breast milk have a higher infant mortality rate as breast milk can reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Well, the best thing you can do is to feed nothing but breast milk for 6-7 months and then feed both formula (at least once a day) and breast milk until one year. This way, your baby will be healthier.
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