Stories from Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding 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 stories from other families. Helen is moving her energies to new pastures and kindly chose HIFN as the continuing forum for these powerful voices, which we continue to add to. To share your story, please email us
Also have a look at this beautiful video about breastfeeding children with life-threatening illnesses - "Breastfeeding The Brave"