Pediatrician

by Annie
(Montreal, Canada)

Thank you for this site! As a pediatrician, you can imagine the guilt I feel being unable to breastfeed my children.

After my first baby Isabelle was born with a tongue-tie, I attributed the fact that my colostrum changed to milk without any changes in my breasts because she couldn't latch and stimulate my breasts to produce milk.

However, when my son James was born and once again the same thing happened and I didn't have much milk, I knew that I was the one who could not make enough milk to sustain my baby. I was devastated. My Italian grandmother had 10 children who needed a wet nurse, so I am sure there is an underlying genetic cause for women like us who desperately want to breastfeed but can't.

The most important thing is that we have healthy children who need to be taken care of with a smile, and if that means ensuring they thrive with formula and we preserve our sanity in doing so, so be it! It is nice to know that I am not alone!

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