Scientists have debunked artificial feeding myths.
Recently, there have been heated debates about the benefits or harms of artificial feeding.
Scientists, finally, told the whole truth about the benefits and harms of adapted milk formulas.
Myth number 1
Artificial feeding deprives the child of mom's love
Emotional contact between mother and child is established not only during breastfeeding. It consists of many components and is established long before the birth of the baby.
For a child, touch, eye contact, the feeling that mom is near are very important.
As a rule, young children are very dependent on the emotional state of their mothers.
That is why you should not worry if feeding the baby alone does not work. For a child, it will be much calmer with a mother who does not spend her days and nights fighting for breast milk, while worrying about its quality.
Thus, if you see that the situation is hopeless and there is no milk, then just go to the mixture and, most importantly, do not worry about it.
Myth number 2
Artificial feeding does not provide the child with essential nutrients.
In the modern world, science is developing very rapidly. Therefore, you can be sure that milk formulas are as close as possible to breast milk. Even the name itself speaks for them – adapted milk formulas.
In such a product there are the same components as in breast milk: whey proteins, vegetable fats, carbohydrates in the form of lactose, minerals and vitamins. They are all balanced.
Choosing the right mix will not only provide your baby with a complete diet, but also protect against colic and constipation.
Myth number 3
Babies who are bottle-fed are more likely to get sick and develop more slowly.
This statement is not scientifically substantiated. There is no reliable scientific evidence that children who grew up on adapted mixtures are sick more often than their peers who received mother's milk.
In fact, the following factors affect the level of intelligence and health: daily routine, developmental activities, psychological climate in the family, and much more.
So, if you failed to feed your baby – do not worry about it. Better pay attention to other important components of the development of the child.