Feeding your infant is amazing experience, because it gives you a chance to hold your newborn close and make eye contact. You can hear your baby gulping or swallowing at feedings. One of the first big decisions any new parents make is whether to breastfeed their infant or use formula and bottles. You should carefully evaluate both options before making your final decision.
Breastfeeding is the best option to feeding your infant, because human milk is the ideal food for human infants. Mother’s milk can strengthen the baby’s immune system and help reduce the risk of allergies and asthma.
Breastfeeding your baby is a normal part of mothering, whether you are at home or in a public place. If you feel uncomfortable breastfeeding your baby in a public place, scout out a more private spot in case your baby needs to breastfeed. If you decide that bottle-feeding is the best decision for you and your baby, don’t feel guilty about it. No matter how you are feeding your baby, be sure to cuddle him in close to your body.