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    I would wager that a lot of people who claimed to have vasospasm but pushed on through did not in fact have it.

    Loved that Onion piece @beebs oh how I wish I could post to FB.

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    Sorry it was @delirium!

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    My understanding (I'm happy to be corrected) is that the 2% is women who physically never produce a drop of milk for physical reasons. Any other 'excuse' is just that. IME the ABA and others would tell you your bleeding nips were from poor attachment, you had milk you just didn't do the right things, and vasospasm is a bump in the road but doesn't mean you can't bf.

    So basically nothing but a biological condition where you never produce milk (there is a name for it) is the only adequate excuse
    Gosh. In that case maybe I wasn't in the 2% after all!

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    WHy can't you post it to FB??

    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    I would wager that a lot of people who claimed to have vasospasm but pushed on through did not in fact have it.

    Loved that Onion piece @beebs oh how I wish I could post to FB.

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    Too scared of upsetting some people. Not worth it!

    Not all breastfeeders are sanctimonious after all! In fact most people I know aren't. In real life that is.
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    It's funny you should say that - I noticed a lot have "diagnosed" themselves with vasospasm - but you can't actually do that - and when you do get diagnosed the first point of call is to see a specialist to see about autoimmune diseases (which I have and only found out because of my breast feeding nightmare). So I suspect you are right - they think they have it - but they aren't actually diagnosed so it is probably something else - like attachment pain.

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    I would wager that a lot of people who claimed to have vasospasm but pushed on through did not in fact have it.

    Loved that Onion piece @beebs oh how I wish I could post to FB.

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    I bf my first baby for 11 months and second for 6 months (while on extremely restricted diet for food allergies) and I have no doubt the pressure to continue bfing really affected my mental health and was a major contributing factor to my pnd. I won't go into it too much but I was given a lot of flawed and unhealthy advice and fed lots of bf at all costs, no reason is good enough to stop bs from lots of health professionals and the ABA. I regret bfing both my babies for so long and feel I wouldn't have suffered so badly with pnd if I had of stopped sooner.

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    I also want to add that now in hindsight iam really surprised and feel that many of these health professionals failed in their duty of care by pressuring me to continue when my mental health was clearly suffering along with the health of my babies... I will never get those years back and it took me a long time to recover.

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    I hate the 2% quote. There shouldn't be any set of reasons that are judged "good enough" to not bf. Basically if it affects your physically, mental, emotional or spiritual well being then thats a good enough reason... full stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipperRita View Post
    I hate the 2% quote. There shouldn't be any set of reasons that are judged "good enough" to not bf. Basically if it affects your physically, mental, emotional or spiritual well being then thats a good enough reason... full stop.
    And I think this is what is leading to the PND rates. If all women truly believed that, and were told that by med pros we wouldn't put such pressure on ourselves that leads to the depression. If formula was touted as a valid, healthy alternative women would still struggle and have issues, but the jump to formula would be so much easier emotionally.

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