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Breastfeeding vs. Bottlefeeding

I-Write an introduction on the topic of Breastfeeding vs Bottlefeeding
II. Issue of Breastfeeding vs. Bottlefeeding (history behind the issue)
a. professional view of the issue
b. cultural view of the issue
c. personal view point (individuals emotional point of view)

Any help and information will be appreciated. Thank you.

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I-Write an introduction on the topic of Breastfeeding vs. Bottle Feeding

Considerable advances have occurred in recent years in the scientific knowledge of the benefits of breastfeeding, the mechanisms underlying these benefits, and in the clinical management of breastfeeding. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/100/6/1035 The medical professional promotes breastfeeding for the benefit of the baby, mother and community, while cultural attitudes still have negative views to mothers' breastfeeding their child in public. However, the final decision is left to the mother, who needs to carefully assess what is best for her and her individual lifestyle. The purpose of this paper is to...

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II. Issue of Breastfeeding vs. Bottle feeding (history behind the issue)

a. Professional view of the issue

Since there have been considerable advances in the scientific knowledge of the benefits of breastfeeding, the mechanisms underlying these benefits, and in the clinical management of breastfeeding, new policies reflect his knowledge. For example, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recently updated its policy of breastfeeding. The new policy statement on breastfeeding replaced the 1997 policy statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics and reflects this newer knowledge and the supporting publications. The benefits of breastfeeding for the infant, the mother, and the community are summarized in the policy, and recommendations to guide the pediatrician and other health care professionals in assisting mothers in the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding for healthy term infants and high-risk infants are presented. The policy statement delineates various ways in which pediatricians can promote, protect, and support breastfeeding not only in their individual practices but also in the hospital, medical school, community, and nation (see http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;115/2/496).

"The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health (OWH) was funded to carry out the recommendations of the HHS Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding (archive), into a National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign to promote breastfeeding among first-time parents (mothers and fathers) who would not normally breastfeed their baby. The overall goal of the campaign was to increase the proportion of mothers who breastfeed their babies in the early postpartum period to 75% and those within 6 months postpartum to 50% by the year 2010 (Healthy People 2010). The campaign aimed to empower women to commit to breastfeeding and to highlight new research that shows that babies who are exclusively breastfed for 6 months are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, and may be less likely to develop childhood obesity. Besides trying to raise initiation rates, the campaign stressed the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months" (see more http://www.4women.gov/breastfeeding/index.cfm?page=Campaign).
As well, the American Pregnancy Association recommends breastfeeding if at all possible. Please review the breastfeeding overview for more information. The most effective thing to do is to visit with a lactation consultant (http://www.americanpregnancy.org/firstyearoflife/breastfeedingandbottle.html).

Breastfeeding vs. Bottle-feeding

Nutrition

? Perfect balance of nutrients vs. Not as efficiently utilized as breast milk
? Contains high levels of nutrients vs. Nutritional content depends on proper preparation
? Easily digested and absorbed vs. Some babies have difficulty tolerating certain nutrients
? Content varies according to milk production stage, which meets the changing nutritional requirements vs. Pediatrician/care-giver determines amount
? Infant ...

Solution Summary

This solution examines the history of breastfeeding vs bottle feeding from various perspectives i.e. professional, cultural and personal. In the discussion, it also examines the advantages and disadvantages of both breastfeeding and bottle feeding, as well an provides an article on the topic and links for further consideration.

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