Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hospital support, limits on formula key to breastfeeding success

Infant formula should be tracked and locked at all hospitals just like other supplies and pharmaceuticals, experts said Tuesday during the first-ever Colorado Hospital Breastfeeding Summit.

Studies in Colorado have found that nine of 10 mothers want to breastfeed their babies, and unnecessary use of infant formula in the early hours and days of newborns’ lives can derail mothers’ plans, according to breastfeeding expert and parenting author, Dr. Marianne Neifert, also known as “Dr. Mom.”

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