Terri Nikoletich, RN, MSN, MPH, CNS, is the program director for Perinatal Education and Lactation Support Services at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach. Before coming to Miller Children’s, Terri worked at the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services as the Public Health Nurse Supervisor and Maternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Director. As the MCAH director, Terri was involved in several local and state initiatives focused on improving exclusive breastfeeding rates, as well as the overall health of women, infants and their families.
Choosing whether to breastfeed or formula feed your baby is one of the first decisions expectant parents will make. The American Academy of Pediatrics joins other organizations such as the American Medical Association, the American Dietetic Association and the World Health Organization in recommending breastfeeding as the best way to feed babies.