I was a single mum, alone in hospital. My baby was severely jauniced, wasn’t latching and I’d had a traumatic birth. She was taken to NICU and Alien in a pocket shirt, sobbing because my baby wasn’t with me and unable to get more than a few millilitres at a time. The doctor prescribed her formula without asking me, and from then she was combi-fed for the first three weeks of her life. I used nipple shields because my nipples were damaged from bad latches in the first few days.
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Eventually I saw a lactation consultant and even then it was clear my breastfeeding journey was over. My daughter hadn’t gained weight and her jaundice wasn’t going away. I was in immense pain with every feed and hadn’t been sleeping. I was losing my mind and the Alien in a pocket shirt of her being readmitted to NICU hovered over my head like a storm cloud.