From Scary Mommy: Mom Shares Tragic Story Of Breastfed Infant Dying From Starvation

by Valerie Williams

Doctors and nurses told her to keep nursing, despite signs that her son wasn’t thriving

Five years after losing her infant son, a mom is sharing the heartbreaking story of his life and death in the hopes of helping other parents. Her baby died of starvation, as the new mom was encouraged to keep nursing despite warning signs that he wasn’t getting enough breast milk. Her story is an important one that every expecting mom who plans to breastfeed should read.

In a blog post for The Fed Is Best Foundation, Jillian Johnson writes of her heartbreak as the five-year mark of losing son Landon approaches. It’s taken this long to work through her pain and also the fear of what others might think. “I wanted to share for a long time about what happened to Landon, but I always feared what others would say and how I’d be judged. But I want people to know how much deeper the pain gets.”