New Mum Tells People Why She Won’t Be Breastfeeding

A new mum has shared an honest post explaining to people why she won’t be breastfeeding her newborn.

Meghan Koziel gave birth to baby girl Kendra Jane last month, but was quick to tell people why she wouldn’t be breastfeeding her daughter.

Meghan made a banner for behind her hospital bed, bravely explaining that she was a cancer survivor and would therefore be bottle feeding.

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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:) -sign was made by me!!!!!) 💕 thank u @japalelis for the inspiration! #breastcancer #pregnancy #thebump #bump #babybump #pregnant #survivor #thriver #breastcancer #breastcancerawareness #pregnantafterchemo #pregnancydiary #pregnantbelly #photography #38weekspregnant #inducedlabor #laboranddelivery #formulafeeding #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmama #banner #breastfeedingbanner #nobreastfeeding

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The “No breastfeeding zone” sign, written and made by Meghan, reads:

“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.”

The new mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, aged just 26. She says she never expected to become a mother, but now, just three years later, she describes little Kendra as a “miracle baby”.

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