Last October I wrote a piece about breastfeeding my daughter Olive while she battled AML leukemia (you can read my first article, here). She was 11 months old at diagnosis and 18 months old when she passed away on March 6, 2014. Losing a child is every mother’s worst nightmare, and for a good reason. It is every bit as terrible as one can imagine.
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I was committed to breastfeeding my daughter from the very beginning. Her
conception was a complete surprise, but as soon as I discovered I was
pregnant I began researching everything.
I decided to have a water birth at home with midwives, and learned
everything I possibly could about breastfeeding. I received many warnings
from well-meaning family members to not be too disappointed if … Keep Reading!!!