You might be wondering whether you should breastfeed or use formula milk instead. Basically, either options will do. Breastfed babies on the other hand are less likely to have infections as well as hospitalizations compared to formula-fed infants.
When you breastfeed, antibodies and several germ-fighting aspects pass from the mother to their baby and strengthening the immune system. This is essential in lowering the chances of the baby from getting infections such as:
- Respiratory infections
- Ear infections
Apart from that, breastfeeding can provide protection on your babies towards:
- Obesity and;
- Sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS
This is the reason why breastfeeding is a lot more beneficial among babies who are premature.
Oftentimes referred to as “perfect food” for babies; the components of breast milk include protein such as casein and whey, lactose and fat which are digested easily by newborn.
The obvious benefit of breastfeeding is the fact that it is FREE! The cost of buying formula milk will quickly add up to your overall budget. Unless you are pumping breast milk and giving it on your baby, there is no need for buying supplies such as nipples, bottles and the likes.