Hearing from Bridget and her husband Shawn will blow you away. This incredible couple shares their touching journey through a cancer diagnosis during pregnancy, cancer treatments that did not allow mom to breastfeed, and a baby who would not accept his wet nurses or a bottle, Together this mother, father and baby discovered a solution that helped heal them all. Finger-feeding ended up not only being a way for this couple to nourish their baby, but a way to nurse their baby when traditional nursing was not available. No milk production required. No breasts required. Just a finger, a feeding device, and love.
We are so thrilled to have the wonderful Diana West on Breastfeeding Outside the Box. Through her writing, speaking, and individual work with breastfeeding families, Diana has opened the doors to breastfeeding for so many parents, starting with mothers breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery. Her influence then grew to supporting mothers with low milk production for various reasons. And she is now expanding the understanding and support for breastfeeding/chestfeeding for the transgender community.