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’

A Nurse Speaks Out About The Emotional Distress Parents Endure From Mandated Exclusive Breastfeeding Policies

“The sight and sound of babies crying out for food and fluids are why I decided to speak out. Babies are denied food and fluids to promote exclusive breastfeeding.” As a mother-baby nurse, I’ve seen many preventable episodes of emotional distress for families in my thirty-year career. Unfortunately, The emotional distress increased significantly when the … Continue reading A Nurse Speaks Out About The Emotional Distress Parents Endure From Mandated Exclusive Breastfeeding Policies

Things We Wish We Knew About Breastfeeding Before We Started

Parents from the Fed is Best Infant Feeding Support group have told us that their prenatal education didn’t prepare them for the realities of breastfeeding and didn’t teach them the education they wanted and needed. They want other families to be informed to have a safe and positive breast/chestfeeding experience.  This is what they said:  “It’s … Continue reading Things We Wish We Knew About Breastfeeding Before We Started