Q&A: How Does a Nursing Supplementer Work?

What is a nursing supplementer? Why would I need one?
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ByCatherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC
Lactation Specialist
Updated
Jan 2017
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A nursing supplementer is a device that allows your baby to get pumped milk or formula through a thin tube while he breastfeeds. Using one is helpful for moms who have low milk supply, have had a breast reduction, have adopted their babies, or whose babies have certain sucking problems.

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