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Breast-Feeding vs. Bottle-Feeding

Feeding time should be a relaxing and pleasurable experience for both you and your baby, a time to bond and get to know each other. Both breast milk and formula provide all the nourishment your baby needs to thrive during the first 4 to 6 months. However, as pediatricians, we believe that breast milk is the best milk.

Great strides have been made in medicine and science, but we still cannot perfectly duplicate human breast milk. Unlike formula, breast milk contains certain immune factors that protect your baby against infection. Any amount of time you spend breast-feeding will benefit your infant. However, the most important factor in the decision to breast-feed for formula-feed your baby is your own comfort level. Remember, either method will provide your baby with excellent nutrition.