Starting Chemo--Milk Bank? Formula?
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|Thu, 10-08-2009 - 11:42am|
Well, this is an issue I hoped I would never have to worry about again, but here it is. I was diagnosed 5 years ago with brain cancer, which stopped my breastfeeding relationship with my daughter at 7 1/2 months. I was determined to breastfeed my son for at least a year.
Well, yesterday I had an MRI and they discovered that my cancer is once again growing and that I will need to start chemo again. My son has never even had a bottle and now I need to try to deal with that and figure out what else to do. i would love to continue him on breastmilk, but that is unfortunately out of the question with chemo. Is there somewhere I can buy breastmilk? A milk bank? Or do I just need to start him on formula? I really didn't want to give him any formula at all. I am so disappointed!
Any tips on getting him to take a bottle? This is all so overwhelming...