Good news for new mothers: A study suggests that carefully regulated formula feeding before your milk comes in will not harm your baby’s ability to breast-feed. And done properly, it may even help in the long run.
Something to take note of: the study used carefully controlled formula feeding: small amounts, given with a syringe. In most hospitals, babies are supplemented with two full ounces given from a bottle with a nipple, which is very different from the procedure used in this study. If a provider suggests the use of formula for your breastfed newborn, make sure it’s given in the way that is best for you and your baby, not just the way that is easiest for the staff.Comments / Add a comment