Breastfeeding or artificial feeding?

Many new mothers are faced the question of feeding their baby with breast milk or artificial feeding. No doubt that maternal breastfeeding is the best food for the baby, but the truth is that many women can not breastfeed, and this need not be a problem for the development of their child.

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The truth is that women need not feel guilty about not being able to breastfeed her child, either by physical or personal reasons. We must recognize that breast milk contains just the right amount of nutrients the child needs and in a way that can easily digest. It also has antibodies that help protect infants from infection during the first months of life.

Despite this, studies show that there are no major differences in the nutritional or food value of different artificial milk products that are currently on the market. Just do not forget that the child is fed by bottle also needs closeness and contact. Therefore, the mother should take him and talk to him while maintaining visual and tactile contact. If you give a bottle in his cradle the infant loses contact and proximity, which are so important to their welfare and development.

In the case of artificial feeding, we must also give much importance to cleanliness and hygiene. Teats and bottles need to be sterilized and boiled daily, and should always use water boiled, and warm. The milk should be given to the baby at 37° C temperature. The easiest way to check is to put a few drops on the back of the hand or arm, and see that milk should be neither cold nor hot.

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