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Formula vs. Breastfeeding: Is It OK to Supplement?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Could giving babies formula in the hospital help moms be more successful at long-term breastfeeding?
Air Date: 7/24/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter, MD
Lori Feldman-WinterLori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH, is Professor of Pediatrics at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the Division Head of Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper in Camden, NJ. She is the Chair of the Policy Committee for the AAP Section on Breastfeeding, and National Faculty Chair for the National Initiatives for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) Best Fed Beginnings Project.
Formula vs. Breastfeeding: Is It OK to Supplement?
You've heard the expression "breast is best." But could giving babies a little formula in the hospital help moms be more successful at long-term breastfeeding?

Or is it better to not give any formula at all?

What does the research show?

Are there situations when it IS good for babies to get some formula, for instance, if they're losing more weight than is normal?

Recently an internet-fueled fad of sharing milk among moms has gained popularity. But is it OK to give another woman's milk to your baby? Is there any time when donor milk is recommended?

Learn the answers to all of these questions and more with special guest, Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter.

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