Advantages of bottle-feeding
WHO states that breastmilk is the ideal food for infants. It is safe, clean, and contains antibodies that help protect against many common childhood illnesses. Breastmilk provides all the energy and nutrients that the infant needs for the first months of life. Breastfed children perform better on intelligence tests, are less likely to be overweight or obese, and are less prone to diabetes later in life. WHO recommends that children are exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life.
If breastfeeding is successful, it is great! It is a wonderful thing to be able to feed your baby. However, some mothers are challenged with breastfeeding and need to supplement their breastfeeding - perhaps throughout the breastfeeding process. Some can’t breastfeed at all, and some do not want to breastfeed. In these cases, bottle-feeding is a great alternative.
Bottle-feeding involves the following qualities:
One of the benefits of bottles, in general, is that either parent can feed the baby. Feeding is an important bonding moment, and where breastfeeding doesn’t allow the other parent to bond with the baby, bottle feeding allows both parents to spend some time with the baby and form a close connection.
2. Keep track of your baby’s milk intake
When bottle-feeding you always know exactly how much your baby eats, and thereby that your baby gets enough food. It can give you peace of mind if you worry about your baby getting enough food.
3. Easy to combine breast and bottle feeding
Our baby bottles are also great for storing your breast milk (if you express regularly) and using it with your breast milk for ‘on the go’ feeding.
The most important thing is that you choose what is right for you and your child, so you get a full and satisfied baby. Feeding your child – one way or another – should be comfortable for both parents and baby and is a time where you bond and create a beautiful connection together.