If you are a first time mum or even an experienced mum but being pressured to exclusively breastfeed…please trust your gut. If you think your baby is still hungry then get that formula. You can do combination feeding until your supply picks up. This story was so easily avoidable.
I am a well educated woman and I have another child but when I took my second baby for her vaccine the clinic sister made me feel terrible about combination feeding. I knew that I didn’t have enough milk and also that my mental state was taking a knock from exhaustion so formula was the logical option yet I still left feeling like a bad mum. Imagine all the women who don’t have the support and the knowledge.
Please, breast is better but fed is best.
My heart goes out to that poor mother who should have a rambunctious five year old son now. I can’t even imagine what her life must be like and the pain that family lives with.