"I wanted to breastfeed my son as soon as I knew I was pregnant. I knew it was what was best for our family. I successfully pumped (as he could not latch, yay for flat nipples) until he was 4 weeks old. I got severely sick and hospitalized for a week with several illnesses and had to stop breastfeeding. However, my best friend also had a baby and became my wet nurse. I had enough breastmilk milk for him for the whole year (at least a bottle a day supplemented with formula), we were truly blessed. I would like to break the stigma of a wet nurse. I feel my son has remained healthy due to breastfeeding, he has not had any serious illnesses. I am forever grateful to my best friend for helping me during a rough time and help do what I felt right for my son. It truly takes a village."