My warning to Mums – Breastfeeding left me infertile
I am so shocked and angered by this I’ve been compelled to send an email of complaint:
I am appalled and distressed by the negative message your cover story headline “My warning to Mums – Breastfeeding left me infertile” on your most recent issue.
Whether or not anyone buys this magazine, it is highly irresponsible to emblazon such a false message right across the front cover. I’m aware that magazines such as yours use sensationalism to raise sales, but this is beyond the pale and an insult to mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies.
In future, please do not print such biased and blatantly misleading headlines – it would do you much credit to instead give FACTS:
* Anorexia (which, from all accounts, the Mum in question is a sufferer) can adversely affect fertility.
* Breastfeeding can reduce fertility while you are nursing but does NOT leave you infertile.
* Fertility goes back to normal when weaning occurs and even whilst breastfeeding it is still possible to fall pregnant.
I think it is only fair that an apology be printed on your cover reading “We got it wrong – Breastfeeding does NOT leave you infertile!”
(An angry mother who breastfed her son for 14 months!)
I urge others to follow suit and email the publication direct regarding this. If you want to complain to them, please do so using their email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apparently they promise to answer ALL emails, so please do give them lots to answer!
I also urge people to join the Facebook group HERE.