Sunday, August 7, 2011

Breast or bottle?

Where to begin?...
Aside from what the bottles may contain, breastmilk or formula, there are many psychological aspects involved. Have you ever considered how close contact with your baby may have many positive effects on you and your baby?
Take post partum depression, for example. Researchers have found that PPD is more prevelant in mothers who are unable to breastfeed or prematurely wean from breastfeeding. Infants of mothers experiencing PPD who are formula fed may also experience negative psychological effects. There is something to be said about being close to your infant, gazing in their eyes while providing optimal nutrition. Also, the hormones released, mainly oxytocin (AKA the love hormone), flood mothers with positive feelings which babies feed off of.,

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