1. There are some contraindications to breastfeeding
Coping with not being able to breastfeed means you need to understand why you can’t give your baby breast milk.
According to the US Center for Disease Control, mommies cannot breastfeed their baby if they have or are suspected of having certain viral infections, like Ebola virus, HIV, and T-cell lymphotropic virus types I and II.
Mommies also cannot breastfeed if their baby has galactosemia, a genetic disorder that causes problems in converting galactose (sugar from milk) to glucose, another type of sugar.
The bottom line is, there are really situations when breastfeeding is not the best for you and your baby. Talk to your doctor about your options. Perhaps, the contraindication is just temporary or maybe you can give your baby expressed breast milk.