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Breast is best

Mon 6th Aug 2007 by Ben Palmer.

Although she found it hard to start with, Jessica loved breastfeeding Harry, and she continued to do so for six months.

Her biggest sadness when she first was admitted to hospital and was being giving a rich cocktail of drugs, was that she wouldn't be able to breastfeed Emily until she was better. It really upset her.

I was really touched and pleased to find that a fellow blogger has picked up on my website and Jessica's story, and is helping to spread the word.

Particularly in light of Jessica's belief in breast milk, it only seems fitting that I do the same.  I recommend both her blog and her post today to you.

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What is childbed fever?

Childbed fever is an infection of the womb in new mothers which can lead to septicaemia. If left untreated infection will cause organ failure and death - even in young, fit mothers.
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Who is Jessica?

Jessica Palmer was a Mum. She died in June 2004, at 34 years old, of childbed fever caused by Group A streptococcus.
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