The question of whether to breastfeed or formula feed exists just as much as formula and is one of the most debated issues in motherhood. Below are the pros and cons of each method to help you make an informed decision.


You have several options when it comes to breastfeeding. You can choose to breastfeed exclusively, you can pump and feed your baby's bottle at work or overnight, or you can choose to express exclusively, which is during breastfeeding. H. Your baby is always bottled but has breast milk.

Breastfeeding is not easy. You will feel pain at first, and you may have pain for up to 8 weeks. You may need to deal with tongue tie, which can make breastfeeding difficult. I cannot overstate how wonderful the experience is and how sweet the bond you build through breastfeeding. If you want to breastfeed, it's worth it, and you should.

Let's say you don't know how to breastfeed or you're nervous. In this case, you can take some classes and even a nurse will meet with you individually to help you.

If you want to pump water, you must do it! If you're more interested in the health benefits of breast milk and want to express exclusively, you can too! Breast milk has many benefits that formula does not. Pumping water isn't easy either, and it presents unique challenges.

When it comes to breastfeeding, I think the most important thing to remember is that this journey can last as long as possible. You can stop whenever you are ready.

Formula milk

If you can't breastfeed or don't want to, formula milk is a viable option for you! The formula has come a long way, and there are many different types and brands to choose from.

If you're not producing milk, your baby has complications that make breastfeeding difficult, or you just don't want to breastfeed, formula may help! Formula can allow others to feed the baby, give you a break, and allow them to bond with the baby at certain meal times.

It can be difficult for your baby's digestive system at first, so watch out for bloating and constipation as these are signs that you may need to change the type of formula you're using. Formula can also be expensive compared to breastfeeding. Many people struggled to get the right formula they needed early in the pandemic. When you choose to consume infant formula, you can rest assured that it is completely safe for you and your baby, while still providing all the nutrients it needs.

This is your choice

As a first-time mother, I felt the most pressure from other people on this issue compared to other decisions I had to make as a mother. Both are viable options, and it's entirely up to you to decide what's best for you and your baby.