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The Benefits Of Breastfeeding For Infants And Mothers

Thank you for talking about this important topic. In future discussions of breast feeding I would like you to consider that some women for some natural reasons are unable to really breast feed for a prolonged rperiod. They simply do not get the required output of breast milk. I have two children who I tried very hard to nurse. I talked with many lactation consultants and kept trying until I was forced to give them formula due to excessive weight loss and jaundice. It seems that it is implied that every woman can do this if she just tries. And those who do not breast feed do this by choice. For some women, it just doesn't work no matter what. I continued to try and supplement for 3 months as the pediatrician had recommeded. I think my daughter was getting like 10% from me and 90% from the formula. Of course the necessary supplementation itself was cutting down production. There is a tremendous amount of guilt and a feeling of failure for those of us who are unsuccessful because of the pressure from everyone to breast feed because this is the best thing for your child. It would be nice if you talked about these women!

August 19, 2010 at 10:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )