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Stories from Breastfeeding Families

These stories were collected by Helen Calvert, whose son David was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He first latched to the breast at 4 weeks old, and breastfed into toddlerhood and beyond! Her passion for breastfeeding in the context of complex medical problems drove her to set up a website and Twitter hashtag campaign (#hospitalbreastfeeding). As part of her campaign, she collected the following stories from other families. Helen is moving her energies to new pastures and kindly chose HIFN as the continuing forum for these powerful voices. To share your story, please email us

Louise & Percy

Breastfeeding a child with a congenital heart defect

Anna & Erin

Expressing for a baby with a congenital heart defect

Marie

Breastfeeding and Kawasaki's disease

Jenny & Jess

Breastfeeding a baby with slow weight gain

Michelle & Beau

Breastfeeding a baby with slow weight gain

Gina

Breastfeeding when Mum is admitted to hospital

Jennifer & Lucy

Breastfeeding when Mum is admitted to hospital

Jennett & Clara

Breastfeeding when Mum is admitted to hospital

Gemma & Martha

Why I chose not to breastfeed with congenital heart disease

Hayley

Breastfeeding a baby with jaundice

Sarah & Beth

Breastfeeding a baby undergoing surgery

Zoe & Dexter

Breastfeeding a baby with Down Syndrome

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Share your story of breastfeeding in a hospital setting

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Share your story of breastfeeding in a hospital setting

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Share your story of breastfeeding in a hospital setting