Moms Expertise

Bottle fed babies: are they less healthy?

Add your advice here…
Message length 300 characters recommended

I have one breastfed baby and one bottle baby... My fear of the bottle fed one was that they were going to grow up sickly with ear infections and low immunity... I was so guilty and so worried for so long...

But guess what? My bottle baby is the healthiest... They're both healthy (knock on wood) but.. if I had to choose.. my son, who was breastfed for 11 months... had more ear issues, allergies and chest congestion throughout the years.. My baby girl... was bottle fed after 5 days of "nursing" and is awesome and healthy and well and strong and smart, etc...


. I struggled to breastfeed by child, pushed and shoved by family friends and even the hospital staff (surprisingly enough) to breast feed. I simply couldn't, my baby had latching issues and I had production issues. Through tears (on both ends) while breast feeding, he lost a significant amount of weight and the Dr finally said it was time for the bottle. To date, I still get looked down at for bottle feeding, and I felt back for a long time because I was seen as giving "inferior" nutrition to my child. Thank you for showing me that's not the case; both work great, and bottle fed babies are not weak and sick, they are happy healthy babies. :)

What is Moms Expertise?
“Moms Expertise” — a growing community - based collection of real and unique mom experience. Here you can find solutions to your issues and help other moms by sharing your own advice. Because every mom who’s been there is the best Expert for her baby.
Add your expertise
Baby checklist. Newborn
Bottle fed babies: are they less healthy?
08/07/16Moment of the day
My Son Josiah, Me and My Gabriel
Browse moms
Moms of babies