International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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M.Tech / M.E / PhD Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018


Breast Feeding vs. Formula Feeding - Which is More Effective for the Growth and Development of Babies

Saharsh Walter [3] | Dr. Tapati Bhattacharjee [2]


Abstract: Mothers milk is best for an infant. Many scientific studies and researches have proved that there is no substitute for breast milk. Babies who are breast feed have 30 % less chances or at risk for illness than the bottle fed babies. Also as per W. H. O rule exclusive breast feeding should be given at least for 6 months. Human milk is superior to all substitutes and that expressed breast milk may be suitable feeding alternative for infants whose mothers are unable to breast feed their own baby. Formula feeding means to feed the child other then the breast milk. It involves the milk substitute in the form of liquid milk such as cows milk, buffaloes milk or commercially available dried milk. The main indications of formula feeding are death or absence of mother, prolonged maternal illness and complete failure of breast milk production. But from the breast feeding and from the formula feeding which is good for the growth and development of the babies.


Keywords: INTRODUCTION, BREASTFEEDING, Advantages of Breastfeeding, Disadvantages of Breastfeeding, FORMULA FEEDING, Advantages and Disadvantages of Formula feeding, Growth and Development, Characteristics of Growth and Development, Stages of Growth and Development, Conclusion


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018,


Pages: 1817 - 1820


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