The positive effects of breastfeeding are undeniable. It’s the perfect food for baby, builds the immune system, reduces the risk for infections, develops the brain,and deepens the connection between mother and child. It’s also an incredible calorie burner for mom as well.
Mothers who are unable to breastfeed are all too well aware of this. And while it hurts to know they can’t offer this to their children, they manage the best they can.
But somewhere in between are as many as 5% of mothers who are unable to produce enough milk for their children. These moms fall into odd emotional territory, bouncing between the hope of treatments and supplements and the tears (and literal pain) that comes with a clutching, unsatisfied baby. More >>