Breastfeeding or formula feeding should be a choice that all moms get to make for themselves, without fear of being judged, shamed, or guilted for whatever they decide. The key word there is should be, because unfortunately, that's not always the case. The much discussed benefits of breastfeeding make some moms feel like it's an absolute must, and that's great for them. But there are some awesome benefits of formula feeding as well, and they shouldn't be dismissed.
According to Healthy Children, formula as we know it today has been around since the 1950s, and it's been a great option for families since then. Any reason you choose to formula feed is perfectly valid, and you don't need to justify of defend it. Some moms may want to breastfeed, but are unable to produce milk. Others may experience pain or discomfort (including emotionally). And there are those that don't want to take on the massive commitment of nursing a baby at all hours of the day and night for months on end. Whatever the case may be, having formula on hand will keep your baby happy, healthy, and growing.
From nutrients for little ones to time and sanity for moms, here are nine great benefits of choosing formula.