Did you know?
…giving your baby
formula can cause you to make less breastmilk?
is best to wait until you baby is at least 2 to 3 weeks
old, and has learned how to breastfeed, before giving any
formula. After a few weeks, a bottle once in a while should
not hurt your milk supply. However, using a lot of formula
will decrease the amount of breastmilk you make.
to avoid giving your baby formula after breastfeeding. Remember
that breastfed babies will often take a bottle after they
nurse because they have strong suckling reflexes. This does
not always mean they are still hungry.
Babies go through times when they need more breastmilk to
grow. This is normal. If this happens, just nurse your baby
more often for a few days. Your breastmilk supply will build
up to meet your baby’s needs.