From People.Com: Mom Says Pressure to Breastfeed Led to Accidentally Starving Her Infant Son: ‘We Were So Brainwashed’

Mom Says Pressure to Breastfeed Led to Accidentally Starving Her Infant Son: ‘We Were So Brainwashed’ BY RENNIE DYBALL•@RENNIEDYBALL Just 19 days after giving birth to a healthy baby boy, Jillian Johnson lost her son Landon due to accidental starvation. “If I had given him just one bottle, he would still be alive,” Johnson writes in … Continue reading From People.Com: Mom Says Pressure to Breastfeed Led to Accidentally Starving Her Infant Son: ‘We Were So Brainwashed’

From People.com, MOM SAYS PRESSURE TO BREASTFEED LED TO ACCIDENTALLY STARVING HER INFANT SON: ‘WE WERE SO BRAINWASHED’

BY RENNIE DYBALL•@RENNIEDYBALL Just 19 days after giving birth to a healthy baby boy, Jillian Johnson lost her son Landon due to accidental starvation. “If I had given him just one bottle, he would still be alive,” Johnson writes in a blog post for the non-profit organization Fed Is Best. “If only I could go back … Continue reading From People.com, MOM SAYS PRESSURE TO BREASTFEED LED TO ACCIDENTALLY STARVING HER INFANT SON: ‘WE WERE SO BRAINWASHED’

My Baby Was Starving But I Was Blinded By Pressure To Breastfeed

When I was pregnant, I was determined to breastfeed. It was going to be easy, it was going to be natural. Formula was for lazy people, formula was for selfish women. Formula was poison for my baby. The breastfeeding groups I joined on  Facebook only reinforced these mantras even further. Whenever people asked if I … Continue reading My Baby Was Starving But I Was Blinded By Pressure To Breastfeed

From People.com: More Moms Speak Out About the Pressure to Exclusively Breastfeed in #FedIsBest Movement: ‘I Was Ashamed to Ask for Formula’

By Lindsay Kimble Posted on March 16, 2017 at 1:42pm EDT More and more new moms are speaking out about the pressure they felt to exclusively breastfeed after giving birth through the non-profit organization Fed Is Best – which, earlier this month, shared the heartbreaking story of 19-day-old baby Landon, who died from accidental starvation. In a … Continue reading From People.com: More Moms Speak Out About the Pressure to Exclusively Breastfeed in #FedIsBest Movement: ‘I Was Ashamed to Ask for Formula’

The Process of Healing from Infant Feeding Trauma, Guilt, and Shame: When You Wanted to Breastfeed, but Couldn’t

My name is Sarah Edge, and I am a counsellor psychotherapist and mum of two. After my experience with breastfeeding trauma, guilt, and shame, and the associated decline in my mental health after the birth of my son, I was motivated to start my own practice specialising in postnatal mental health.  I suspect that most … Continue reading The Process of Healing from Infant Feeding Trauma, Guilt, and Shame: When You Wanted to Breastfeed, but Couldn’t

Our Close Call with Our Baby’s Life While Exclusively Breastfeeding Haunts Us

Written By Ansley T. When my baby was 5 days old, I got a call from the pediatrician we chose before birth. As soon as I answered, she started speaking very fast and explained that Northside Hospital had notified her that one of our son’s Newborn Screening Test results had come back with an abnormal … Continue reading Our Close Call with Our Baby’s Life While Exclusively Breastfeeding Haunts Us

I Am Back From My Breastfeeding Battle And Here’s What I Have Learned

Hopefully, my experiences will help another family avoid the psychological trauma that I endured while breastfeeding my daughter. This is what I learned: Sacrificing your mental health or your baby’s health (or both!) to exclusively breastfeed is not worth it.  Some breastfeeding advocates don’t see (or don’t want to see) the risks of exclusive breastfeeding … Continue reading I Am Back From My Breastfeeding Battle And Here’s What I Have Learned