When I read Charlene Hinstridge’s story, ‘I had no idea I was starving my baby’, in issue 37, I had a feeling of deja vu. Almost 11 years ago I had a similar experience, with my son, who I felt wasn’t eating enough through breast feeding but the hospital insisted breast is best. I am glad I trusted my own instincts, as when he was five he was diagnosed with autism and is very selective of his food choices. While breast may be best, it isn’t a suitable option for every family and I’m glad Charlene stood her ground. A mother always knows what is best for her baby.
Reeta Prakash, Mt Wellington, NZ