Dr. Candice Henry
16 July 2013
Infant Nutrition: Breastfeeding is the Optimal Choice
An Annotated Bibliography
Miller, Elizabeth, DDS. "Benefits of Breastfeeding." Richmond Mom. N.p., 26 Feb. 2013. Web. 16 July 2013. Miller discusses the overall benefits of breastfeeding and specifically takes note of why breastfeeding and oral health are positively correlated. From the different mechanical requirements of a baby’s suck while breastfeeding and bottle feeding to jaw growth patterns, Miller makes significant note of why breastfeeding leads to better oral health as baby grows.
United States. United States Department of Agriculture. The Economic Benefits of Breastfeeding. By Jon P. Weimer. N.p., Mar. 2001. Web. 16 July 2013. <http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/33813/1/fa010013.pdf>. Weimer discusses the economic benefit of breastfeeding on the United States economy. The article discusses the positive impact that breastfeeding mothers have on the economy versus women who are on the Women Infant and Children (“WIC”) program. Additionally, Weimer discusses the significant savings the government would experience if breastfeeding rates increased to the rates recommended by the Surgeon General. Lastly, Weimer also indicates the health benefits that babies receive from breastfeeding.
Allen, Jane, and Debra Hector. "Benefits of Breastfeeding." NSW Public Health Bulletin 3-4 16 (n.d.): 42-46. Web. 16 July 2013 <http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=NB05011.pdf>. Allen and Hector describe the health benefits of breastfeeding including, but not limited to, the decrease in infection rates, the reduction of SIDS incidents, asthma, etc. The article also details the health benefits that mothers receive from breastfeeding. Allen and Hector conclude this article with the economic benefits of breastfeeding and why it is a cost saving method of feeding a baby.
Riordan, Janice M. "The Cost of Not Breastfeeding: A Commentary." International Lactation Consultant Association, 23 July 1993. Web. 16 July 2003. <http://janriordan.net/documents/CONBF.pdf>. Riordan discusses the actual costs associated with diseases babies develop as a result of not being breastfed. She also notes the actual savings that would occur in the United States if babies did not have to be treated to health problems such as immune disorders, acute otitis media, etc. Most importantly, she compares the sheer cost of breast milk and formula.
Palmer, Linda F., DC. " ." The Baby Bond. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 July 2013. <http://thebabybond.com/ComfortNursing.html>.
Linda Palmer, DC writes that breastfeeding is more than nursing. Nursing is a bonding experience. She details the psychological benefits of breastfeeding for both baby and mother.
Narvaez, Darcia, Ph.D. "The TREMENDOUS Benefits of Doing What Is Normal: Breastfeeding." Web log post. Psychology Today. N.p., 3 Aug. 2011. Web. 16 July 2013. <http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201108/the-tremendous-benefits-doing-what-is-normal-breastfeeding>. Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D. outlines the benefits on breastfeeding specifically the…