Debate: Do you really BELIEVE that formula is equal to breastmilk?
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|Tue, 03-01-2011 - 2:10pm|
The question was asked: Do you really BELIEVE that formula is equal to breastmilk?
Some of the responses:
I do believe it's equal. "Better than" is subjective. Not to start an argument within and already inflammatory subject ... Whats interesting is that there aren't studies done about the quality of breast milk over time. I know that there are mothers that eat very well while breastfeeding; but what about the ones that eat a lot of processed foods? I have a hard time believing that formula wouldn't be better than the milk produced by some women. Just something to think about.
I believe the best thing for your child is whatever you personally decide is best for your child.
It's definitely not superior in my opinion, but I think it's closer to real breast milk now than it was in the past.
I 100% formula fed all 5 of my kids by choice and even I don't think it's equal to breastmilk but it's good enough for my kids. Better for them to be growing and healthy and thriving on formula then be breastfeed with a resentful, depressed mother who hates every moment they have to nurse.
People should stop judging. Especially those who say it is healthier when you know you probably let your kids eat McDonalds, or drink soda or something like that. Even if it is just from time to time. People should decide what works best for their family and that is that. Should everyone eat healthy? YES, but there isn't just ONE way to do it. And so formula is not going to necessarily lead to an unhealthy baby. Move on
I firmly believe that both are HEALTHY and SAFE options. It's really up to the parents discretion IMO.
most moms cant breastfeed. they shouldnt be made to feel inferior if they cant
I do not believe Formula is equal to breast milk but I also do not believe there is anything wrong with feeding formula. It's like fresh squeezed versus from concentrate! Both are good but one is more natural. ;0) There is nothing wrong with feed formula. Millions of babies have grown up just fine on it. Some would not have grown up at all with out it.