A Mother’s Heartbreaking Advice To New Parents Everywhere A Mother’s Heartbreaking Advice To New Parents Everywhere
Doctors and medical professionals all agree that breastfeeding your newborn child is much healthier than using a bottle. It provides important vitamins and nutrients that baby... A Mother’s Heartbreaking Advice To New Parents Everywhere

Doctors and medical professionals all agree that breastfeeding your newborn child is much healthier than using a bottle. It provides important vitamins and nutrients that baby formula lacks. There are certain instances, however, where a bottle may be necessary.

Some new mothers have a difficult time producing a sufficient amount of milk for their child. The newborn will breastfeed for many hours a day because it’s not getting the proper nutrient it needs. A child can quickly dehydrate, which could lead to death. In these cases, a bottle is critical.

Jillian Johnson learned a heartbreaking lesson about the importance of bottle-feeding in the rare case that the mother doesn’t produce enough milk. Her son, Landon, was just 15 days old when doctors gave his mother and father news about their him that no parent ever wants to hear.

Jillian Johnson was the mother to a beautiful newborn baby boy named Landon. She did her research and knew she was going to breastfeed him during the early stages of his life.

Jillian noticed that Landon breastfed for unusually extended amounts of time and would cry whenever he was not feeding. Doctors, lactation consultants and medical staff failed to realize that Jillian wasn’t producing enough milk to properly nourish Landon.

With no knowledge of Landon’s undernourishment, Jillian and her husband brought him home from the hospital, even though he was still crying whenever he wasn’t feeding. Jillian and her husband weren’t prepared for the heartbreak they were about to endure…

 

Just 12 hours after Landon left the hospital, he fell into a coma. He was put on life support for the next 15 hopeful days, but tragically passed away from cardiac arrest caused by dehydration. Jillian was completely distraught. How could this have happened?

While Landon was on life support, one of the doctors told her that, though breastfeeding is always preferred, if your child cries a lot, follow up with a bottle to make sure they’ve received enough food. Dr. Christie del Castillo-Hegyi of Brown University explained how Landon died as result from his undernourishment:

 

This was something that no one had told Jillian or her husband before that moment. Now, she is speaking out to other families so that they’re aware of the potential life-threatening risk that lack of milk production can have on a newborn.

No parent should ever have to endure such a traumatic loss. Jillian is showing incredible strength by speaking out to other mothers and fathers about her story.

Share this important story with your friends below.

Henry Okafor

  • Briana

    2017-05-29 #1 Author

    This is honestly sad ! I wouldn’t imagine losing my child

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  • Nakesha

    2017-05-29 #2 Author

    When I my baby was born I had a hard time with breast feeding there was not enough milk coming the doctor will try to help me it got so bad my son lot of weight so I start to give him the formula and breast milk a lot of people think breast feeding is easy but not for everyone

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  • Crystal

    2017-05-29 #3 Author

    This is very very sad 😭 I would lose my mind if I ever lost my son.

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  • Delores

    2017-05-29 #4 Author

    Very heartbreaking. This is very important information for mothers who plan on nursing.

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  • Lakwel

    2017-05-29 #5 Author

    This is so sad , nobody should have to say rip to their child

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  • Karla

    2017-05-29 #6 Author

    ❤️❤️ So sad! I would lose my mind if I lost my child!

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  • Kianna

    2017-05-29 #7 Author

    This is really sad that’s why I stopped breast feeding my child she was not receiving enough milk .

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  • Tiayria

    2017-05-29 #8 Author

    This is very sad

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  • Yazmen

    2017-05-29 #9 Author

    I’m so sorry for your loss

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  • Yazmen

    2017-05-29 #10 Author

    I’m so sorry stay strong

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  • kathy

    2017-05-29 #11 Author

    its true im so sad that i stop my baby to feed my very owned breast milk because of my geneticaly deases bcoz mades me think that shed enherate it

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  • Dominiquëë Deshawññ

    2017-05-29 #12 Author

    That’s A why I Didn’t Breast Feed

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  • Dennisha

    2017-05-29 #13 Author

    So sad…idk what I would do if this was me

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  • Markisha

    2017-05-29 #14 Author

    This is Horrible 😩

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  • Jasminn Ray

    2017-05-29 #15 Author

    This is so sad 💙

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  • Kiarra

    2017-05-29 #16 Author

    So Sad im glad i stop breatfeeding

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  • Jazianna

    2017-05-29 #17 Author

    Sorry for your lost and I was thinking about breast feeding my daughter but now I know what I know I’ll stick to bottle.

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  • nija

    2017-05-29 #18 Author

    I Would lose My Mind If i lost my child

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  • Karissa

    2017-05-29 #19 Author

    Soo sad. They didn’t know any better

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  • Jobity kimtom

    2017-05-29 #20 Author

    This is truely sad .

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  • Rikki

    2017-05-29 #21 Author

    This is so very sad 😫 thinking breastfeeding is the best way to go…. I just could not imagine going thru this 😔😔😔 RIP BABY LANDON

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  • Breya Brackens

    2017-05-29 #22 Author

    Soo sad. I don’t know what I’d do in this situation

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  • Sharon Myers

    2017-05-29 #23 Author

    My partners are with the family no one should ever have to lose their child this aches my hurt.

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    • Sharon Myers

      2017-05-29 #24 Author

      My prayers goes out to this family no one should have to ever go threw this my heart ached for this family.

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  • Shai’tiya

    2017-05-30 #25 Author

    Very interesting

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  • Heather

    2017-05-30 #26 Author

    This is so sad , nobody should have to say rip to their child

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  • Aliyah ford

    2017-05-30 #27 Author

    I would be sad if I lose my child

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  • Shelby hamende

    2017-05-30 #28 Author

    This is such a horrible story, my heart breaks for them!

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  • Anne Buen

    2017-05-30 #29 Author

    this is sad..
    i never breastfed my baby because i have a cyst in my left breast so i bottle-fed her and she’s doing fine now..

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  • Adaobi

    2017-05-30 #30 Author

    Very touching ..may God comfort you .i can’t even imagine how you feel

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  • Sidonnie Johnson

    2017-06-02 #31 Author

    Awe Man , this is really heart breaking 😔 I hate that happened to her.

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