Kim Simon went through lactation hell and shared it in The Huffington Post here. She could not make enough breast milk for her baby and she tried everything. And I mean everything. Not being able to make milk is not that common, but it does happen. Someone, perhaps a lactation consultant, should have told her to stop breastfeeding and helped her to transition to formula.
Two weeks ago, before this article was published, I gave a talk to a group of doulas. I told them that when it comes to the pediatric nutrition work I do, kids come first. When I am lactation consulting… MOMS ALWAYS COME FIRST. If I see a mom suffering and she has tried every single thing she could as Kim did, I tell her to stop and we find the very best formula for her baby.
She was brave to share her story. I was brought to tears reading it. My hope is her experience helps others in a similar situation.