Lucky Babies

‘Breast Is Best’ Nearly Cost My Baby Her Life

I followed the mantra against my better instincts. I wish I never had.

Our daughter arrived with the snow. We decided to commemorate that on her birth announcement, a card with a snowflake-decorated border. Not for over 20 years had there been such a cold winter in normally temperate southeast England. We skidded to the hospital on ice-covered roads and watched the growing snowdrifts through the window of the maternity ward. When we took her out into the world for the first time, bad roads blocked our…

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Elaine Kasket