Supplementing Breastfeeding with Formula: Help or Hype

Time-frame: 60-90
CERP: yes

The pressure for breastfeeding mothers to supplement with formula has escalated with the recent publication of a paper claiming that formula supplementation in the hospital increases breastfeeding duration and the simultaneous appearance of a new formula specifically labeled for breastfeeding supplementation. This hardly seems a coincidence! This presentation is designed to deconstruct claims that formula increases breastfeeding duration, examine the new formula, and explore the potential hazards and side effects of early formula supplementation.

Marsha Walker RN, IBCLC

Phone number: 781-893-3553