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If I choose to supplement, what is the best formula to use?

Because La Leche League Leaders are very interested in infant nutrition, we are often asked about infant formulas or artificial baby milks. However, our area of expertise is breastfeeding, so recommending a specific infant formula is beyond the scope of La Leche League. Please consult with your health care provider.

You may be asking this question because you are concerned about your own milk supply, if that is the case, these FAQs would be useful for you.

Attend a La Leche League Group meeting in your area for additional information and support. To find a Leader of a local Group, check out the section of our Web site entitled Finding a Local LLL Group.

Resources for Additional Information

The Family Nutrition Book: Everything You Need to Know About Feeding Your Children- From Birth through Adolescence, by William Sears, MD and Martha Sears, RN. Chapter 27 discusses infant formulas. Available from the LLLI Online Store or through your local Leader.

THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING, published by La Leche League International, is the most complete resource available for the breastfeeding mother and can be ordered from the LLLI Online Store or through your local Leader.

Our FAQs present information from La Leche League International on topics of interest to parents of breastfed children. Not all of the information may be pertinent to your family's lifestyle. This information is general in nature and not intended to be advice, medical or otherwise. If you have a serious breastfeeding problem or concern, you are strongly encouraged to talk directly to a La Leche League Leader. Please consult health care professionals on any medical issue, as La Leche League Leaders are not medical practitioners.

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