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Which is healthier: breastfeeding or formula feeding?

Update:

I do not have any children yet but I would like to know for the future.

Update 2:

Thanks for the answers, I think that I'll breastfeed my children when I have them.

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  • Will
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    Technically breastfeeding is healthier because it is natural and obviously has come to be the natural way to provide nutrients to a newborn. So technically a mother could breastfeed her child for as long as she wants, but ultimately the baby will need to consume more food and water than breastfeeding can provide and the mother can perform in order to remain healthy, which is usually by the the age of 1. 

    • Bucky
      Lv 5
      1 month agoReport

      Breastfeeding is much better.

      http://www.nocirc.org/statements/breastfeeding.php

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  • GB
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Formula manufacturers try to make their products as close as they can to  ( human ) breastmilk nutritionally.  SMA  stand for  simulated milk adapted  or synthetic milk alternative. When did you last hear of a nursing mother being advised to eat grass to 'produce nice rich milk, like a cow?'

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  • 1 month ago

    i think breastfeeding is

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  • GTB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    This will be debated forever. Breastfeeding favorites will insist one way, all others will insist the other way. If the mother gets more than sufficient nutrition for both herself and the child, breastfeeding will be fine in most cases.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Medical opinion says breast feeding is healthier for  the baby. Us dads like a swig too.

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  • Rick
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    during breastfeeding, the Mothers immunities are passed-on to the child ..........................

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  • 1 month ago

    Breastfeeding is always better for the baby. If possible one should try, but there are many reasons a mother cannot or will not do it. Ideally at least try for a few weeks the colostrum is the most important part.

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