Just wondering, is it ok to breastfeed and formulafeed a newborn?

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Dove - posted on 05/10/2012

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Yes it is. If you want to breastfeed though it is best to hold off on formula while your supply is being established. Otherwise the use of formula can (not necessarily will, but definitely can) sabotage your breast milk production. To continue breastfeeding it is also important to pump when you use formula.

Either way it's your choice, but if you WANT to breastfeed, formula introduction can potentially screw that up.

Brianna - posted on 05/10/2012

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yes it is ok. with my first i breastfed for the first 5 weeks (but id also pumped breastmilk and gave it in a bottle right from the begining so that she would be used to the bottle) after 5 weeks of breastfeedding i started doing both breastfeeding and formula for acouple weeks then switch to just formula. im expecting baby number #2 and I plan to do both breastfeeding and formula right from the start because i want baby to get the bennifits of breastmilk but dont want to be so stressed out with breastfeeding like i was for the first 5 weeks with my daughter.

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Michelle - posted on 01/30/2016

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Anne - posted on 01/30/2016

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If you formula feed a new born and still hope to breastfeed your milk will deplete and your baby will not be satisfied. Breastfeeding works on a supply and demand basis. The more the baby sucks the more the milk comes through.Feeding your baby formula will break the chain of supply and demand, i.e. if the baby is satisfied with formula he/she will not want to suck, hence the milk will soon trickle to nothing.

Jodi - posted on 05/10/2012

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Well, given they are your two choices, yes it is ok to breastfeed and formula feed a newborn.... :\

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