- by Dr Gowher Pebbles n Pearl Pediatrics and Child Care
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- Jan 25 2017
Breastfeeding vs Formula
Choosing whether to breastfeed or formula feed their baby is one of the biggest decisions expectant and new parents will make.
A number of health organizations — including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the World Health Organization (WHO) — recommend breastfeeding as the best choice for babies. Breastfeeding helps defend against infections, prevent allergies, and protect against a number of chronic conditions.
Although experts believe breast milk is the best nutritional choice for infants, breastfeeding may not be possible for all women. For many, the decision to breastfeed or formula feed is based on their comfort level, lifestyle, and specific medical situations.
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