Bottle Baby Versus Breastfed Baby Results...

​The whole boob beats bottle thing is not wrong.. But I'm not interested in rallying up for either/or..

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...

So, I'm curious.. I don't dismiss that nursing is awesome... BUT is there really a difference for you? ANyone come in on this... have one of each??

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    09/24/13
    Jess, have no personal experience to add. All I can say I'm happy for your kids and you))
    And one question: what was in the bottle you've gave your daughter? The health elixir? Spinach?)
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      09/24/13
      8Theresa Gould
      I breastfed all eight of mine and only one had who had a couple of ear infections, but she still has a struggle with swimmers ear. However, I discovered it's something my mom has always struggle with too so I think it is a predisposition genetically. The rest of my children have hardly ever been to the doctor and they haven't been sick with even a cold in the past 2-2.5 years.

      I can't imagine doing it any differently than I did. For me breastfeeding was the most natural thing, an extension of my style of mothering.
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        I really can't say which is better, I had my first baby 5 months ago. However, I'm glad so many people have shed some light on the issue. 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. :)
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        About Jessica
        Born: Novato, California
        Current: Sherman Oaks, California
        Birth: May 28
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        We live in Los Angeles, CA. I'm a writer, comedian, actor and single mom of two. Parenting is hard. I try to keep a sense of humor about it all and find the find the funny... in what is most likely NOT funny (i.e. boogers, meltdowns, homework, etc.).