We're continuing our mission to spread awareness of breastfeeding children with congenital heart defects (CHD) during this #heartmonth! Big thanks to Marissa, Durga, Amy, Liz, Christiana, Hayley, Michelle, Priscella, and Doriana for sharing your precious babies and stories with us!
This group of strong Babes have nursed and pumped their way through difficult diagnoses sometimes with multiple defects, NICU and PICU stays, open heart surgeries, invasive procedures, multiple hospital and office visits, pressure to supplement and/or fortify their breastmilk (or skim their breastmilk, in one Babe's case!), and many other challenges. All of this, on top of the "normal" stress and hormonal fluctuations that come from being a mama to a brand new baby.
Not all heroes wear capes - some of us ARE heroes, and some of us gave birth to ours.