Sue Boucher
Keymaster
Post count: 21

Thanks for sharing your very personal experience of this, Mauriche. As you say, it feels so unnatural for a mother to stop feeding their child and goes against our natural instincts. Tracy and I have found that even healthcare providers, such as enrolled nurses and carers in care facilities, who do not know why feeds are withdrawn at the end of life, find this a very difficult concept to deal with. One admitted to us that she felt she may have caused the child’s death because she was not able to get her to eat anything the night before she died and felt so guilty.