In a surprising statement, experts have revealed that breastfed babies are more likely to be cranky and cry more than their counterparts who have not been breastfed.
The Medical Research Council team said that although it appears that formula-fed babies are more contented, babies still need breast milk for a variety of reasons.
In their study, the MRC scientists asked 300 mothers to comment on their baby's temperament and the feed given to the baby. Of the 300 babies, 137 were exclusively breastfed, 88 were exclusively bottle-fed, and 91 received a mixture of formula and breast milk. It emerged that breastfed babies tended to cry more and had challenging temperaments.