A British mother plunged to her death from a New York apartment block after she became depressed about her baby not breastfeeding, an inquest has heard.
Katy Isden, 30, died instantly after falling from the top of the 20-floor building on November 3, 2008.
An inquest into Mrs Isden's death heard how she had become depressed four months after giving birth to her son Benjamin because she was having problems getting her child to breastfeed.
She clearly had PPD. But, its clear that the pressure to breastfeed affected her to this point. I feel so bad for her.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE ARE CALLED FAILURES IF THEY CAN'T BREASTFEED.
Yes, human milk for human babies. But what about the women who can't?
What do you think of this?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:47 PM on May. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Mangy_Momma at 5:55 PM on May. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:47 PM on May. 4, 2009
I was horribly depressed after i had my dd because i was not able to produce enough milk for her and i tried EVERYTHING!!! my mil made me feel like i was a horrible mother when i would drop her of with pumped milk and formula because i knew she wasn't going to have enough breast milk. I never got to the point where i wanted to hurt myself but, I would cry everyday!! I personally feel like there is a little too much pressure out there to breast feed...
Answer by momofone072506 at 5:52 PM on May. 4, 2009
Answer by Ash9724 at 5:52 PM on May. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:52 PM on May. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:53 PM on May. 4, 2009
One of my kids FF while the other BF, honestly, they are both healthy. I have know people that have extended breast feeding until after 2 years old and these are some of the least healthy people I know. I think breast milk is probably easier for babies to process, but I don't think formula is unhealthy. Some kids are just healthier than others. Breast feeding might have a little to do with it, but I think most times it has nothing to do with it. JMO.
*BTW, I wasn't suggesting that the EBF people I know have had unhealthy kids because of BF, but rather just that they are not as healthy for unknown reasons to me*
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:55 PM on May. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:55 PM on May. 4, 2009
I watched my sister go through depression with her daughter. She was so adamant about breastfeeding and not taking the meds that would have helped her she slit her wrists. She was found in time but she realized then breast was not best for her or her child. She got the help she needed. With her next child she tried to breastfeed but she had PPD again she stopped and got on meds. She was blasted by a few people but she showed them her scars from the last time she allowed someone to guilt her into continuing breast feeding. Breast is not always best.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:57 PM on May. 4, 2009
Answer by lifeasinoit at 5:57 PM on May. 4, 2009
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