If there is one thing that is certain about breastfeeding it’s this: breastfeeding for every mother is different. Some mothers experience breastfeeding without any issues and others have difficulty getting their babies to properly latch or have problems producing enough milk at first. That’s why we believe it is important to share the stories of fellow breastfeeding mothers. At 1 AM in the morning when a mom is near tears because she feels alone, we hope this series of stories will provide some comfort for moms on their breastfeeding journey.
Jennifer, a mother from Nova Scotia, blogs about breastfeeding her baby, Victoria, who had a cleft lip and whether there was even the possibility of breastfeeding her.
I was determined to breastfeed Victoria if her cleft lip would allow it. Until she was born we were unsure of the severity. As it turned out she only had an incomplete cleft lip and a notch in her gum line, while her palate was completely intact. That being said it was still no easy feat trying to breastfeed her. Nova Scotia is very pushy (and not always in a helpful way) when it comes to breastfeeding, that is until your baby has a cleft anything…
Read Jennifer’s story at Battle for Breastfeeding – Part 1. The second part of Jennifer’s breastfeeding story will be published on August 6.