Saturday, September 5, 2009

Breastfeeding Wonders and the Truth about Infant Formula

Moms are now rising to the challenge of breastfeeding. Knowing how difficult breastfeeding is, I still believe that with determination to breastfeed from the start and commitment to stick with it, breastfeeding can go on easier.

Breastfeeding is the best and natural way to meet the baby's nutrition needs. It strengthens the special bond between the mother and the child even more. Breast milk is the first perfect food for the baby. The benefits for the mother and the child are actually incalculable and nothing is more wonderful than this. Now, more moms are keeping abreast on breastfeeding. There are online communities and advocates who support mommies to go on with breastfeeding their babies.

Experts and the federal government encourages American mothers to breastfeed their babies because of its benefits to the baby and the family as well. Breast milk is free and it can help mothers save around $2,000 a year on baby formula.

A federal agency, WIC, provides nutrition counseling, food and health services, has also introduces a new food program that encourages breastfeeding. This new program, mandated in all the States, reallocates funding for all currently provided foods, which includes infant formula, baby foods and more. It means that a mother whp choose to breastfeed their babies exclusively with not be provided with an infant formula.

Here is an interesting baby formula calculator where we can calculate the amount of savings we can get. You can compare the price of the infant formula you often used with the high quality Parent’s Choice Infant formula. There is actually more savings on the Parent’s Choice Infant formula and moms should not be worried with its nutritional values. As Dr. Barbara Levine of Weill Cornell Medical College says,
“Store-brand infant formulas sold at major retailers are therefore a premium nutritional substitute at a value price and meet the same exacting FDA nutritional requirements as all the major brands. As a nutritionist I know the truth about infant formula: there is no nutritional reason to buy the much more expensive formulas sold by the big pharmaceutical companies.”



cornyman said...

Hi, czaroma.

It's a very good and informative post. I wish this helps more mothers to gain the knowledge of breastfeeding.

I have been breastfeeding my son for six months and will continue doing so until he wants to stop. Breastfeeding is very good for babies and mothers and now i have already seen the results on my son. :-)

Lulumartin @

pehpot said...

Hiya! I am all for breastfeeding :) My three boys are breastfed purely until they turn one or had to stop because there is another baby on my tummy.. I can attest to all the benefits of a pure breastfed baby. they are stronger ;)

Make or Break

czaroma said...

@ cornyman- Lulumartin, that's wonderful to hear, breastfeeding is the best for babies!

@ pehpot, I really admire moms like you who are dedicated into breastfeeding their kids... and congrats for the new baby :)

hitsandmrs said...

hi sis! i'm also breastfeeding my 2-month old daughter. i really love our breastfeeding moments together. the only thing is i'm back to work, so we're also giving her formula milk.

the ads are true when they say "breastmilk is still best for babies." :D

czaroma said...

@ hitsandmrs, some working moms breastfeed then stop when it's time to go back to work. though, some can still continue breastfeeding even if they are working...

yes, breastmilk would always be the best for babies!

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