Combination feeding is by far the most common form of infant feeding across the globe. Mothers combine breast and bottle feeding for many reasons including insufficient breast milk supply in addition to professional and personal reasons. For many mothers, it’s just what works best for them, their baby and their family. Here are several useful articles on combination feeding.
But let’s also finally admit it: Breastfeeding exclusively is extremely difficult for some 10 to 20 percent of women, says James Sargent, M.D., a pediatrician and researcher at Dartmouth Medical School, in Lebanon, New Hampshire. And according to Babyalk contributing editor and lactation specialist Marianne Neifert, M.D., author of Dr. Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding and … Continue reading Parenting.com: When Breast and Bottle Both Are Best
I always thought I would be a breastfeeding mom. After all, almost everyone I knew breastfed their babies exclusively. Then I had my first baby and couldn’t make enough breast milk. So I switched to formula, thinking that was my only option. It wasn’t until I had my second child that I learned that combo-feeding … Continue reading Romper.com: 8 Reasons Why A Combo-Feeding Mom Is The BFF Everyone Needs
When “Breast Is Best!” is displayed on the walls of every maternity ward and walk-in clinic, not to mention libraries and bus shelters, it’s easy to understand why some moms might feel guilty about wanting to add bottle-feeding to the mix. But Amy Peterson, a lactation consultant and co-author of Balancing Breast and Bottle: Reaching … Continue reading Today’s Parent: How to combine breastfeeding and bottle-feeding
When I was pregnant with my twins, I resolved to nurse them exclusively no matter what. I knew about breast milk’s many health and developmental benefits, so I did everything possible to ensure my success. I reached out to mothers of multiples, found a great lactation consultant, and even bought a special pillow designed to … Continue reading Parents: Combining Breastfeeding With Formula