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.
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.
Last edited by kw123; 03-09-2014 at 11:01.
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.
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.
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.
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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