BABIES NEED FORMULA IN HOSPITAL, BEFORE MOM’S MILK COMES IN
Breastfeeding in the first days is critical in getting your future milk supply going. Not only that, but colostrum (the concentrated “condensed milk“type of milk), is full of antibodies and protective white blood cells. The small amount of volume of this rich milk is perfect for a newborn’s stomach, which is the size of a marble at birth. Giving formula is counterproductive and can actually cause problems. Formula should only be given under doctors’ orders and strict supervision if the mother has the desire to breastfeed her baby.