Hospital Use of Infant Formula in Breastfeeding Infants

The AAFP encourages that hospital staff respect the decision of the mother who chooses to breastfeed exclusively by not offering formula, water or pacifiers to an infant unless there is a specific physician order.

The AAFP discourages distribution of formula or coupons for free or discounted formula in hospital discharge or physician office packets given to mothers who choose to breastfeed exclusively. (2007) (2012 COD)