better looking babies *breastfed*

Anneke - posted on 04/05/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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http://www.breastfedbabies.co.uk/breastf...

I post this meaning no offence and am not calling anyone's non breastfed babies ugly. Though it will probably be taken that way anyway. I think its interesting. Have a read and decide what you think, dont fire at me by the way I didnt write it just found it.

But my opinion is I have noticed from peoples babies that are breastfed in pics they do look better, skin eyes and smile look nice. Just generally healthier.

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Sarah - posted on 04/14/2010

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I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to agree with Kathy & Lisa-Marie here. Let me first start out by saying that I DO agree that "breast is best." And I'm NOT condoning the use of formula, because I know how the majority of moms feel about it in this community.

With that said, I don't believe a post like this was entirely necessary. Anneka, I know you didn't mean to offend anyone here, but of course you knew you were going to right? We are constantly being bombarded by the media & society telling us we are "too fat," "too skinny," "to tall," "too short," "too wrinkley," "too dull," "not pretty enough," "not athletic enough," "not good enough," and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, our precious children have a good chance of dealing with these sorts of issues in the coming years based on what society thinks they SHOULD look like. Come on moms, let's not get caught up in this and start judging other people's babies. In my opinion, regardless of how they are fed, babies are sweet, precious, little gifts. I thank God for my beautiful, healthy son everyday & it hurts to think that eventually, society will get ahold of him and he might be judged in some way or another. So, let's not get caught up in society and start "judging" our innocent little children.

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I'm very pro-breastfeeding, but I think this site is a load of garbage. There's no information about the "studies"it talks about, there is no back up information for the claims it makes. There is no information about the organisation "Breastfed babies" - who runs it? What are the qualifications/experience of the administrators/writers?

I had a look through the site and wasn't impressed - the section on "tips" for breastfeeding is very shallow and the whole section is full of "musts" and "shoulds."
The site is written in a very airy-fairy manner.

Mind you, I love to hear all those positive things, and, personally, I don't need back up for all their claims, because I know they're true, but it's not the sort of site that would impress someone who's wavering between breast and bottle. If breastfeeding is ever to become the norm, I think information should be provided in a clear, scientific (but not too scholarly!) way, with plenty of evidence for all claims.

This site seems to me to be just a vehicle for ads. It's really badly written too - some of the grammar is appalling.

I must admit that I've never noticed a big difference in the appearances of breast vs bottle fed babies! Mine were gorgeous of course, but I put that down to genetics!

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Ning - posted on 03/09/2011

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My partner had two children with a previous partner who refused to breastfeed, and after comparing those experiences with our baby girl who has been breastfeeding for 18 months now, he expresses that our daughter is so much healthier and healthier looking than his two kids. She has better muscle tone, more energy, supple skin with no blotchiness, and lots of sparkle in her eyes. I do agree with the assertion that breastfed babies are healthier. I have only to goto the local playground to spot babies with bottles and their corresponding tired, congested look. Of course all babies are born beautiful, but breastfeeding really does good both inside and outside to give them more health and beauty.

Ning - posted on 03/09/2011

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My partner had two children with a previous partner who refused to breastfeed, and after comparing those experiences with our baby girl who has been breastfeeding for 18 months now, he expresses that our daughter is so much healthier and healthier looking than his two kids. She has better muscle tone, more energy, supple skin with no blotchiness, and lots of sparkle in her eyes. I do agree with the assertion that breastfed babies are healthier. I have only to goto the local playground to spot babies with bottles and their corresponding tired, congested look. Of course all babies are born beautiful, but breastfeeding really does good both inside and outside to give them more health and beauty.

Brittany - posted on 04/14/2010

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This is very interesting, but I'm not sure there's a real difference in the "look" of babies breastfed or formula fed. My son was only breastfed for a few weeks (no matter what I did my body just refused to make the milk...) and my daughter is still exclusively brestfed at four months and they're almost identical in color and everything. Also, as far as size goes....it just depends on the baby. My daughter like I said is 4 months exclusively breastfed and my nephew is the same age also breastfed. My daughter is 12lbs 2ozs while my nephew is 17lbs 1oz.

Sara - posted on 04/14/2010

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Haha... I agree, Courtney. I got curious and tasted it... it's not something I would drink but it's sweet!

Courtney - posted on 04/14/2010

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@ April & Emily
Tasting Breastmilk that has been expressed and refrigerated/frozen is a bit bitter, it also smells different.
But if you express a bit fresh on your finger....sweetened condensed milk!

Jodi - posted on 04/14/2010

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I don't think anyone needs to get offended, it's common knowledge that breastmilk is best milk! This site is just talking about how it makes not only healthy brains and organs but also skin, hair, eyes and what not!

It's not to say that a formula fed baby is NOT healthy, just that breastmilk works a little better for the body on all levels!

However, the site was pretty flimsy on verfication, proof or evidence so I wouldn't neccessarily believe everything they say! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah - posted on 04/14/2010

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I agree with what you say too Anneka . My daughter always had bright alert eyes and soft skin with a good complexion , never wrinkly .

Anneke - posted on 04/14/2010

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Lisa no one called you a horrible mother you just did? makes me laugh when I fee a formula feeder and they go off on one of their own insulting themselves and blaming breastfeeding mothes for putting them down when no one has said anything about their formula feeding?? weird behavior. You just assume where going to call you a bad mum.

I can tell the difference to, size, weight skin and everything. No ones calling anyones baby ugly just there is a difference. Course breastfeed babies will have clearer skin and brighter eyes they are getting the best milk in them. No denying that. eat healthy look healthy.

Barbora Milena - posted on 04/14/2010

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I dont know why but i can tell if baby is bfed just from seein him/her... bfed babies r havin more color in their face n their eyes look "smarter"...formula babies seems to me dull, white n much more bigger than a bfed babies.... i have a friend whos baby is formula fed cuz she "didnt want to loose her free time n freedom" since 1st week n when i see her baby boy next to my bfed daughter, the difference is huge, not just in appereance but in their skills as well..

Lisa-Marie - posted on 04/13/2010

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lol - I find it so funny what people can come up with. My four year old is a model and guess what - he was formula feed (OMG I know - aren't I a horrible mother!)
Of cause most mothers are going to think their baby is better looking then the next.........

Ivonka - posted on 04/07/2010

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I totally agree. My son is breastfed and to compare him with other babies of friends that didn't breastfeed theirs, he looks nicer. I always joked around about it, but I guess there is something to it.

Brandi - posted on 04/07/2010

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I agree the site wouldn't be very good for a sceptic. Most mothers would look past the bad grammar.

Running a daycare and working in other day cares I have been around many children who were breastfed and not breastfed. I don't say that children that are breastfed are all supermodels, I do say they apear to have a healthier overall appearance. Children who are breastfed tend to have a solid body, bright eyes and good coloring. To say they are better looking is all genetics. But a average child who looks healthy is more beautiful than say a supermodel child that doesn't look healthy.

Emily - posted on 04/06/2010

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haha April!
I've been so tempted to taste it but I just can't bring myself to actually do it....

April - posted on 04/06/2010

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i tasted my own milk by accident when i drank from the wrong cup...it's not fabulous..lol

Elizabeth - posted on 04/05/2010

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It makes sense :) And my EBF son has clear skin, bright eyes and such shiny hair.
Its too bad it doesn't work for adults lol

Anneke - posted on 04/05/2010

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thank you for seeing it that way. Its just some breastfeeding info in general offends and I havent posted this up in most places as I know i will be bashed for it. it does make sence though, I may start drinking my own milk only its to late lol

April - posted on 04/05/2010

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how interesting! and the article doesn't just talk about clear skin...it mentions better bone and muscular structure too.



i don't know why anyone would take offense...it's pretty common knowledge that breastmilk is better for babies than formula. so...it makes sense that healthier food makes healthier looking babies.

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