There are few things as momentous and special as bringing a new life into the world. New parents have many decisions to make, including whether to breastfeed or formula-feed their newborn. Many pediatricians and organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, and the World Health Organization recommend breastfeeding over formula feeding for a number of reasons. Breast feeding can reduce the risk of certain illnesses in both baby and mother. However, not all women are able to breastfeed or choose to, which is perfectly acceptable. Talk to your Lee’s Summit pediatrician about which option is right for you and your baby. In this infographic on newborn care, you’ll find more information about breast milk and formula. Please share with your fellow new parents!