A family's choice to supplement with formula

La Leche League Leader Nicole Peluso, IBCLC, explains how supplementing breast milk with supplement can be helpful for women who have a low milk supply
Choosing To Supplement Breast Milk With Formula
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A family's choice to supplement with formula

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Parents often feel that their milk supply is not adequate, and so they look to other options in order to feed their babies. It's okay for each family to do what they need to do at any given time and I believe in the autonomy of the family and that they need to make the best decision for themselves. There's a lot of scientific evidence that breast feeding is the best food you can give your baby. But either for medical reasons or emotional reasons or any number of reasons, parents do decide to give formula. And there are occasionally pretty serious medical reasons why a baby would need to be supplemented. But overall, breast feeding will work for most families.

La Leche League Leader Nicole Peluso, IBCLC, explains how supplementing breast milk with supplement can be helpful for women who have a low milk supply

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Nicole Peluso, IBCLC, CD

La Leche League Leader

Nicole Peluso, IBCLC, CD, has been a lactation consultant and La Leche League Leader since 1997 in Los Angeles and Connecticut. La Leche League is a non-profit organization that serves as the foremost authority on breastfeeding issues throughout the world. Nicole earned her lactation certification from the International Board of Lactation Examiners and earned her doula training through the National Midwifery Institute. She holds a BA in English from Boston College with a concentration in Women’s Studies, studied literature at l'Universite Paris-Sorbonne, and spent her college summers working as a paralegal in a Connecticut law firm.

She has assisted thousands of mothers on their birth and motherhood journeys. She is regularly asked to speak to large groups on parenting issues. Recent speaking engagements include Los Angeles County Health Services, Los Angeles and Culver City Unified School Districts, The Maple Counseling Center Beverly Hills, Los Angeles City College, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, The LA Gay and Lesbian Center, and The Los Angeles Airforce Base. She has also been interviewed in a nationally televised segment by Katie Couric on the benefits of co-sleeping with your baby. Nicole is the mother of three children whom she breastfed and parented with attachment parenting techniques. Nicole runs her private lactation practice through The Sanctuary Birth and Family Wellness Center in Los Angeles and her private doula practice through The WOMB in Mar Vista.

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