There’s an eternal debate regarding breastfeeding and bottle-feeding your newborns. Although some mothers choose to exclusively breastfeed their child, there are some that don’t. And the rest of the world should abstain from judgments, whether formula-feeding moms make that choice due to medical reasons or simply because it’s hard (at least for some of them). The truth is, breastfeeding is very demanding, both on the emotional and physical level. Also, many moms are working moms. In these situations bottle-feeding is the best solution for busy parents.
There is no particular right way for parenting. Before judging others for not choosing the approach you did, remember that for some moms breastfeeding can present a real torment and even if choosing bottle-feeding, they still want the best for their baby just as you do. After all, there’s no data which proves that infant formula is actually harmful to babies, it’s just not as good as mother’s milk.
That being said, we need to acknowledge the importance of breastfeeding. According to Mirriam Labbok, UNICEF Senior Advisor, breastfeeding has a remarkable range of benefits for the infant:
“It has profound impact on a child’s survival, health, nutrition and development. Breastfed children have at least six times greater chance of survival in the early months - breastfeeding drastically reduces deaths from acute respiratory infection and diarrhoea, two major child killers, as well as from other infectious diseases.”
The ingredients of mother’s milk provide the baby with vitamins and minerals that help strengthen the child’s immune system. That is why WHO, UNICEF, and many baby food brands recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months. After the first 6 months complementary feeding is necessary, but optimally just as a supplement for the mother’s milk.
One of the most common problems for mothers that breastfeed is the lack of the milk, so supplementary feeding is required. Before deciding anything on your own, consult with a pediatrician, midwife or nursing consultant in order to determine the appropriate and balanced nutrition adequate for your baby’s tummy.
Holle Organics is a famous European baby-food brand produced over 80 years ago in organic farms of south Germany. It’s considered one of the safest brands since they use raw organic ingredients - Demeter grains - that are grown using biodynamic agriculture, without chemical fertilizers of any kind. The Holle Organics brand focuses on providing the market with high-quality products such as porridges, rusks, formula milks and baby food jars that are famous by their pesticide and gluten-free constituents.
The only sugar in the Holle ingredients is their natural sugar, as lactose in the milk. Other than the absence of artificial sugars, Holle products also lack in artificial preservatives, flavors, colors, etc. Whereas every individual child has individual nutritive needs, Holle offers every single mom a feeding plan in order to meet different necessities of growing infants and to provide every baby with exactly what it needs.
Whether you are unable to breastfeed, whether you choose not to, Holle Organics is the best solution for you. It’s the perfect replacement for mother’s milk that will provide your baby with the direct protection against infection and disease.