Woman almost starves her baby to death because of a common misconception: All mothers should read this story
A mother will always do her best for her new born baby. After all, the experience of a baby is a unique but new one for every mother and though you may have read all the books and manuals written by experts. Something new can always crop up which is why as a new mom you need to be ready for the unexpected. No mother would intentionally harm their child although sometimes things can go horribly wrong as Mandy a young mother found out.
Mandy has shared her unfortunate experience on ‘Fed is Best” which is a lesson for all mothers. While Mandy thought she was doing the right thing by breast feeding her child, instead she was starving her baby.
1 She noticed an unusual feeding pattern
In the summer of 2016, Mandy delivered a baby weighing 6lbs 5 oz. Mandy shared in her blog that from the beginning she was having problems getting the baby to latch on to her nipples for breast feeding. The problem ws that she had flat nipples and had to wear a shield which had little effect.
Although the shield seemed to be helping, Mandy noticed it was always contained a lot of milk even after her baby had done feeding. She also observed that the child never seemed satiated and wanted to feed for long periods of time. Several friends in her mommy group said it was normal.