Written by Holly Lake I wish I had known about the Fed Is Best Foundation before my 1st son was born. I felt enormous pressure to exclusively breastfeed at my hospital. My son was born at 37 weeks, weighing 5 pounds,13 ounces and he struggled to latch-on and breastfeed at each feeding. When I told … Continue reading Just One Bottle Would Have Prevented My Baby’s Permanent Brain Damage from Hypoglycemia
My husband and I were the happiest people on earth to have just welcomed our healthy baby boy Ian into the world [born in an Ottawa Baby-Friendly hospital]. We were anxious first time parents. We had taken all the prenatal classes. I read the book “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and we felt well-informed … Continue reading Just One Bottle Would Have Kept My Baby Off Life Support
BY JILLIAN JOHNSON WITH COMMENTARY FROM DR. CHRISTIE DEL CASTILLO-HEGYI Landon would be five today if he were still alive. It’s a very hard birthday–five. It’s a milestone birthday. Most kiddos would be starting kindergarten at this age. But not my little guy. I wanted to share for a long time about what happened to … Continue reading If I Had Given Him Just One Bottle, He Would Be Alive.
By Jillian Johnson It took all of the courage I had to put aside the debilitating amount of guilt I carried for five long years to tell Landon’s story—his birth, the first days of his life, and how he died. In fact, I still don’t know where I found that courage, but I am convinced … Continue reading Jillian Johnson: My Message To Parents During World Breastfeeding Week-Just One Bottle
By Jillian Johnson Dear Sweet Angel Landon, I am so sorry you were failed by the unethical exclusive breastfeeding protocol of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Every health care professional that took care of you in the hospital was taught the same universal BFHI breastfeeding education curriculum and they failed you. I now know the curriculum … Continue reading Remembering Landon On World Pregnancy And Infant Loss Day: Just One Bottle