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bottle-feeding

The popular alternative to breast-feeding for babies. Formula milk cannot be made identical to human milk and the bottle-fed baby is deprived of many valuable antibodies present in the mother's milk. The risks of contamination of the feed are also greater with bottle than with breast-feeding.
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The report, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, said: "Inadequate information and support for mothers who bottle-feed may put the health of their babies at risk."
While it is important to increase the initiation and duration of breastfeeding, it is also necessary to minimise the risks associated with bottle-feeding by providing adequate information and support in a sensitive and non-judgemental manner to parents who choose to bottle-feed, say the researchers.
But I hope the high-profile campaign will not lead to politically-correct pressure groups such as the ones in America which seek to make women feel guilty and a failure if they bottle-feed their babies.
caption Bottle stop:A baby gorilla which has been raised like a little boy touched down in the Midlands for a bottle-feed yesterday when his plane landed at Birmingham International Airport.
"If you bottle-feed, someone has an opinion on it, and if you breast-feed, someone has an opinion on that, that you did it too long.
London, July 14 (ANI): New mums who bottle-feed their children might be putting their kids' health at risk due to mistakes in the preparation of the formula, say researchers.
Paula, a part-time hairdresser, said: "I decided to bottle-feed Molly because I have seen the looks given out to breastfeeding mums.
But mothers, especially those who work and intend to keep breast-feeding after their maternity leave ends, can learn to use a breast-milk pump so dads can bottle-feed. Learning to eat from a bottle will help babies in the long run, and dads can get some quality alone time with their newborns while bottle feeding.
If you choose to bottle-feed, try not to let your child use a bottle lying down.
A young mother propped her baby up to bottle-feed himself as she left her six children home alone, a court heard yesterday.
She said that however a lot of the working middle class, they supplement with formula or choose not to breastfeed either due to work or ignorance and in my mothers generation it was considered local (rural) to breastfeed and enlightened town folk usually bottle-feed their babies and sadly some people still feel the same way, added.