Is Breast Milk Enough for a Baby?

mother's milk is sometimes not enough when it comes to meeting nutrient needs

Dayna Dye

Breastfeeding is superior to bottle feeding for many reasons, but a mother’s milk is sometimes not enough when it comes to meeting nutrient needs —in quantity and in quality.

As early as 1921, a report concerning the potential adverse effects of bottle-feeding infants appeared in a medical journal. At that time, medical professionals received significantly more education concerning artificial feeding in comparison with breastfeeding.1

Currently, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the optimal source of nutrition through the first year of life: “We recommend exclusively breastfeeding for about the first six months of a baby’s life, and then gradually …read more


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