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Drawbacks of Bottle Feeding

What are the drawbacks of bottle feeding (formula or animal milk)

Statistics show that in developing countries like India, a non-breastfed baby is 25 times more likely to die of diarrhoea than a baby whose diet for the first 4-6 months consisted purely of breast milk. Breastfed children have also been found to be more intelligent and to have better bonding with their mothers. 

Are bottle-fed babies more susceptible to illnesses

Artificially fed babies are likely to develop malnutrition, meningitis, severe respiratory infection, cancer, polio, eczema, caries teeth, coronary artery disease, insulin dependent diabetes, disseminated sclerosis, etc. A diet of powder milk has its own implications. If it is not mixed properly, overdilution could result in severe malnutrition. Concentrated feeds could result in obesity and hypernatraemia accompanied by fits. 

Can bottle feeding be dangerous

In the past, bottle-feeding was considered risky because of poor sanitation and inadequate formulas. Bottle fed babies fell ill or died from infection. Now some commercial formulas are considered as good as mother's milk. Proper sanitation and correct mixing must be followed in order to be sure the milk you feed your baby is safe.


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