I bottle feed my son I never really found breastfeedin interest.. And it made it hard to even try when my son was in the hospital cuz of him being in the special care nursery... Plus I dont think I could handle going from weening him of the breast and the bottle all that matters is that ur child is being fed...
I will just say that the benifits of breast feeding include:
1: while breast feeding your baby is protected by your immunity to disease, bub does not have her own immunity fully developed till she is atleast 6 months old.
2: breast feeding helps reduce the risk of sids
4: middle ear infections are rare in a breast fed baby
5:breast milk changes to meet the needs of the baby, it is the only milk that has exactly the right amount of everything
6: it is hard to over feed a breast fed baby, although not impossible.
7: it is the easiest method of feeding, no sterilising, preperation, heating, cooling, completely portable and you can express for those much needed breaks....
8: and most importantly, breast feeding helps your body to return to normal alot faster, by 6 weeks your uterus is completley back to its normal size, it burns calories so weight loss is a brease, if you eat right and gently excercise...
Sorry to preach but most people don't know all the facts and just think its the colostroum that is important....... It isn't for every one but expectant mums should try to give it a go, if not for u then for bub.
Mumof2 has made a very good point with that list... It's important to weigh up the benefits (and risks) of both and make an informed decision after that... Some people can try and push you towards something you don't want to do so it's good to have all the info so you can decide for yourself.
Best of luck to you all!
I know all the benefits of breat feeding, however I think what makes the mom feel most comfortable and which ever is the best route for her is better. I know with 4 kids undr the age of 4 I dont have time to feed just I for 20 minutes! if anything I wouldnt mind pumping and feeding with just bottles!