Best hospitals in secunderabad Shenoy Hospital
10-3-4, Entrenchment Road,East Marredpally, Secunderabad,500026, Telangana, India
Dr. B. L. Shenoy
Breastfeeding VS. Formula Feeding
Breastfeeding VS. Formula Feeding

While deciding to feed your baby, the most important question that arises is whether to breastfeed or formula feed.  You’ll really only know the right choice for your baby by learning the pros and cons of both breast milk and infant milk.

All about Breast Milk

Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience for both mother and baby. There are both pros and cons to breastfeeding.


  • It helps the baby fight infections and other ailments
  • Adequate nutrition and proper digestion
  • Skin-to-skin contact that helps building a bond between the baby and mother
  • Promotes better brain development and learning skills


  • Discomfort and uneasiness in the initial stages
  • There isn’t a way to measure how much your baby is being fed
  • Keeping up with the feeding schedule may be difficult especially to the working women
  • A strict no to alcohol and caffeine intake

All about Infant Formula

Infant formula is the best alternative to breastfeeding. Listed below are a few pros and cons of infant formula


  • Easy, convenient and flexible
  • You can see how much your baby is eating at each feeding
  • The other family members get to bond with the baby while feeding
  • No worries if the mother is ill


  • Doesn’t give the same nutrition as breast milk
  • Can cause digestive troubles like constipation and gas
  • Interferes with the personal bonding between mother and baby

However, we at Shenoy Hospitals believe that breastfeeding is the best way to give adequate nutrients to your new born.  Long term benefits of breastfeeding cannot be replicated with infant formula.

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