Breast Feeding vs. Bottle Feeding: A Look at Both Sides


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Breast Feeding vs. Bottle Feeding: A Look at Both Sides
Up until a few generations ago, new mothers never had to decide whether or not to breast feed their babies. All that changed with the advent of the baby bottle, then the introduction of infant formulas in the early 1900s. Even so, after WWII, most women still breast fed their babies. The feminist movement of the 1970s saw more women going to work full-time, and bottle feeding came into vogue. Ten years or so later, and the great “breast feeding vs. bottle feeding” wars broke out, and they are still in evidence today. This is a topic that heats up the Internet, with staunch advocates on both sides and derision for those who oppose the others’ views. The controversy of which method is...
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.....nd on the issue feel very strongly about their positions on the matter. The issue is not one of good vs. bad, but rather, a decision that should be made with the best interests of both baby and mother. Of course the putative ideal is to breast feed; after all, that is nature’s design, but there are practical aspects that need to be taken into consideration. The important thing is to have a happy and well-fed infant who has a happy mother.
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