I am 18 currently having my first baby, I am 33 weeks along and very excited about it all =] but I don’t really like the fact of breast feeding. I have agreed to breast feed for the first 3 days so she can get the colostrum that helps with their immune system. I was brought up on formula from day dot and I don’t see anything really wrong with it, I know many people say its bonding with your child… But I also see its bonding for my partner with hes own child if I bottle feed as he is never home and works 3 jobs I just think its something special for him to experience when hes come home from a long day at work =] I know how a mother feels when shes breast feeding her own baby its wonderful but like my partner would feel the same… My mum agrees with me but hes parents don’t and that’s hard for me to accept but my boyfriend likes the idea of me bottle feeding so he can have time to bond with hes daughter and experience everything a woman does with their child… Sorry if that’s long, just wondering what you think about all of this =] thanks guys xo
Children’s immune systems are very active and excludes them from being a high risk to foodbourne illness.
Excessive and prolonged use of stimulants can increase heart rate, but will not have any influence over insulin resistance or blood pressure.
Breast milk contains two important components called growth factors and immune factors that are not contained in formula.
Taking a prenatal vitamin is very important for a breastfeeding mother.
Formulas? My daughter has been getting Similac Advance with the Immune Support in supplementation since she was 4 months old. She is now 8 months old and we have just completed weaning. She will be getting formula full time now and at $26 a can for the Similac, and in light of the recent economy, my husband and I were wanting to try a store brand. Are they the same? Has anyone tried the Target brand? Do you like it?
I am the mother of a very happy, very healthy 2 month old son. I exclusively breastfeed at the moment, but once he reaches 3 or 4 months I plan on supplementing with a bottle of formula when I am not around to breastfeed. Currently I just pump extra to bring along if I leave him at his grandmother’s or a friend’s, but pumping and store the milk, then cleaning all the equipment can get very tedious.
I have heard good things and bad things about both Similac and Enfamil. The hospital where I gave birth suggests Similac, but the pedetrician’s office suggest Enfamil. I’m not sure which one to use, as Enfamil is better as far as DHA and ARA are concerned, but Similac is better as far as promoting a healthy digestive tract and immune system.
What is the best formula to use…or can I use both if I mix them, say, 50/50…or would mixing them make him sick?
I just want the best for my baby. I take prenatal vitamins, calcium supplements and a DHA supplement while I’m brestfeeding and I give him his Poly-Vi-Sol drops everyday. I want him to have everything he needs to grow big, strong, smart, and healthy.