Motherhood, like most things in life, isn't a one size fits all type of gig. Every woman has different opinions, approaches, talents, and goals. And factoring all of that in when you bring a new baby home can be tricky. Although it's pretty well established that exclusive breastfeeding is the recommended option for babies and for mothers, the "formula/breast milk" debate rages on. Regardless, many women choose to do both, and the the question of the hour is how to know when you should supplement with formula if breastfeeding is still an option for you.
Baby Center noted that some breast milk is better than none at all, so if you're considering whether to nurse or use formula, maybe a mixture of the two (not literally, but you know what I mean), will be a recipe for feeding success.
For many moms, however, making the actual decision to supplement can be difficult to say the least. In some cases supplementing with formula is a doctor-recommended option that will help your baby be as healthy as possible. In other cases, it may just fit well with your lifestyle, job, or preferences. Regardless, if any of these scenarios fit the bill, supplementing may be a great option for you and your little one.