This is Cheryl’s breastfeeding story. Cheryl was on a strict elimination diet and struggled to keep weight on herself. Cheryl’s baby needed collaboration with me, her Pediatrician, her Pediatric Immunologist, her Dermatologist and finally a Pediatric Gastroenterologist. Together, we were able to support Cheryl, to successfully breastfeed her baby who will turn one, in a few days. Happy Birthday, K! **Sometimes it takes a village of health care providers to help feed your baby:
This is a picture of me with my youngest son, who was born 10 years ago during World Breastfeeding Week. It is hard to believe that just 10 years ago, the method a woman chose to feed her baby was not a heated subject, like it is now! Today, five years after opening my private lactation practice, and during World Breastfeeding Week, I have decided I no longer want to be a lactivist.
That’s right – I QUIT!
I think I should define the word lactivist. This is from Wikipedia: Continue reading