Feeling good about how we feed our babies

Holly’s story

“I have a condition called Poland syndrome …. Throughout my pregnancy, my breasts didn’t change. They didn’t increase in size and they weren’t going to start producing milk in this lifetime. I therefore had to make peace with the fact that I had to bottle-feed my baby from the start. This should have been a guilt-free moment for me but I cannot express how terrible I felt at the prospect of not being able to naturally feed my baby. I felt like a failure as a woman.

The judgmental looks I received when I pulled out a bottle instead of my breast made me blurt out the aforementioned explanation at any opportunity and that’s wrong on so many levels. Why should I have to justify the way I feed my baby?”

These words are taken from Holly’s blog about her experience

*Stock photos used to illustrate the story.

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