Spotlight On Bottlefeeding

Breastfeeding has become so politically correct that moms who bottle-feed are reporting that they receive very little information on how to do it right, according to the latest review of studies. "Once a woman decides to bottle-feed, she should be supported/' emphasizes British researcher Rajalakshmi Lahshman, M.D. After all, lack of information can lead to mistakes, she notes, and those mistakes can have health consequences. Some common misunderstandings:

YOU DON'T HAVE TO STERILIZE Unless you're worried about the cleanliness of your water, simply wash bottles and parts with soap and hot water or in the dishwasher, including before the first use.

New Mothers Guide to Breast Feeding

New Mothers Guide to Breast Feeding

For many years, scientists have been playing out the ingredients that make breast milk the perfect food for babies. They've discovered to day over 200 close compounds to fight infection, help the immune system mature, aid in digestion, and support brain growth - nature made properties that science simply cannot copy. The important long term benefits of breast feeding include reduced risk of asthma, allergies, obesity, and some forms of childhood cancer. The more that scientists continue to learn, the better breast milk looks.

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