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What does it mean to "combo-feed" a baby?

Updated: Jul 13, 2022

Most American babies (80%+) start out being fed human milk. We believe in human milk, and believe that it takes education, access, and support to achieve feeding goals. We're here to help you meet your goals.

Sometimes, either by choice or circumstance, breast/chest feeding goals cannot be met, and babies require supplementation.

There's a common misconception that once your baby receives a bottle of formula, that's it. It's all over. You've failed as a parent.


It doesn't have to be all or nothing! We need to stop thinking this way.

According to the most recent available data from the CDC (babies born in 2017), Minnesota has the highest rate of exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months: 38.7% of babies. And 79.1% of Minnesota babies are still receiving some human milk at 6 months. Note that it's not clear exactly how they define "breastfeeding" (is the baby fed directly at the nipple, pumped milk, donor human milk, etc?).