For a long time now there has been an ongoing debate whether to choose breastfeeding or formula milk for the newborns. Despite the many benefits that science has proven for breastfeeding to provide, some moms choose not to breastfeed their babies. Some simply don’t have enough milk, or even might have their breast removed.
However, unfortunately, after all these centuries of evolution, we still create confusion sometimes when it comes to judging people for their own decisions.
Meghan Koziel is a former hospital worker, and now a new mom of a beautiful baby daughter named Kendra who had her own way to tell the world a lesson about breastfeeding.
Koziel was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 26-year-old and she had to undergo a double mastectomy, leaving her without both of her breasts.
Although there was a time that Koziel didn’t know if she will ever be able to be a mom, thankfully after being on hormone-blocking meds for two years, she got pregnant and just recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.
Before creating any sort of confusion on why she’s not breastfeeding her baby, Meghan decided to write a pink precaution sing for the whole hospital staff.
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The bright pink sign read:
No Breastfeeding Zone. Though breastfeeding is a very special task, Please be aware before you ask. Our miracle baby will be formula fed, And it will not affect her future ahead. This Mommy is a Survivor
She posted a picture of herself along the sing on a hospital bed on Instagram as well, and captioned it:
Attention please, attention, please. We do indeed have a mommy-to-be who had breast cancer and a mastectomy which means, without boobs in the houseeeee! Got the banner raised just in case people are confused at why we are NOT going to be breastfeeding our little bundle of joy. Yes I have foobs, no I do not have boobs (or nipples) therefore…my body is incapable of breastfeeding.
She then continued:
To all the mommies like me facing complicated health histories of facing social media trolls for how you’re raising your child I would say…keep on being you! We all must make decisions that are best for our families, and it is truly no one else’s business if it doesn’t affect them! Raise your child surrounded by love and with happiness and that baby will be amazing.
Hopefully, we will all learn from Meghan’s story and be cautious about any situation before spilling our thoughts to ridicule anyone!
May Meghan and her baby have a life full of joy!