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Bipolar Took Away My Dream of Breastfeeding My Baby

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It had been engrained in me that breast was best for my baby. Not every woman has that option, so I saw it as a privilege to breastfeed.

I wanted to breastfeed my baby for the first few months and felt confident I could do it. I initially had gone off most of my psych medications so I thought it was possible.

Later, I was in a research study for pregnant women with a mental health condition. During that program, I started struggling to manage my bipolar disorder, and ended up going back on my medication.

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