Can you breastfeed and use formula?

Yes, you can breastfeed and use formula together when feeding an infant. Breasts/mammary glands will produce enough milk to meet the baby's demands - usually. There are times, however, when the baby's demands may be more than what the mammary glands can produce. Generally your pediatrician will instruct you to supplement your breastfeeding with a certain amount of formula. You might discuss this with your pediatrician if your baby continues to be fussy after breastfeeding, your baby appears unable to latch on sufficiently, or your breast milk supply seems to be lessening. If formula is supplemented, be aware that this may decrease your breast milk production since the baby will demand less milk production.