New research suggests that the breastfed baby is better off with breastfeeding.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released its report Breastfeeding is Safe and Effective for All Baby, with findings that breastfed babies are more likely to thrive and less likely to suffer from respiratory problems.
The study also found that breastfeeding increases a child’s chance of being able to feel pain, learn language and to develop a sense of self-worth.
“We know that breastfeeding is a safe and effective way to breastfeed for babies, and that the benefits of breastfeeding extend to their future learning,” said Dr. Susan Pappas, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and co-author of the study.
“Breastfeeding can also improve the quality of life for the baby, with the most significant benefits occurring within the first few months of life.”
The research, published in the Journal of the American Academy for Pediatric Ophthalmology, found that breastfeeders were more likely than those not breastfed to say they felt good about themselves and to report that they had felt more self-directed during the month of the baby’s birth.
The research also found the breastfeeder had higher self-esteem, a sense that they were more independent, less depressed, less anxious and less depressed in later life.
“There are a lot of benefits of breast feeding,” Pappa said.
“It’s one of the easiest things to do.”
In addition, the study found that the child’s mother was more likely when she breastfed her baby to be happier and more satisfied than when she did not.
Pappas said the study was the first of its kind and it’s a critical first step in understanding how breastfeeding can help a child in the future.
“Breastfeeding is a very safe, effective, easy way to feed babies and it can be done with any kind of milk,” she said.
Pelletier, a 30-year-old former Marine who works in an elementary school, said he was thrilled when he heard the study and his child had received a bottle.
He said he’s always been curious about what breastfed children could learn about the body.
He has a 2-year old son and is breastfeeding the second time.
“My son is always looking for things to learn about,” Pelletier said.
The study did not look at the impact breastfeeding has on a child or his or her parents’ health.
But Pelletiers daughter, now 8, has said she wants to learn to do more to support breastfeeding.
Pesce said he is excited to try the formula.
“I think it is awesome, because I am so tired of going to the grocery store and having to ask people to buy me some,” he said.
“It is amazing that I have to make this decision myself.
It is really important for my future.”