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In USA Find out what a young mom diagnosed with breast cancer did to mark her last day of breastfeeding

She told ABC News that since her single mastectomy was scheduled for June 27, she arranged a photo shoot on Sunday, June 26, to capture the last time she would be able to breast-feed.

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Mother arranged a photo shoot on Sunday, June 26, to capture the last time she would be able to breast-feed play

Mother arranged a photo shoot on Sunday, June 26, to capture the last time she would be able to breast-feed

(Vintage Lens Photography)

A 29-year-old mom named Natasha Fogarty from St. Louis, Missouri, recently marked her last day of breastfeeding her 5-month-old son Milo.

Just four months after giving birth to her son, she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer.

Mother arranged a photo shoot on Sunday, June 26, to capture the last time she would be able to breast-feed play Photo shoot to mark last day of breast feeding (Vintage Lens Photography)

 

Natasha Fogarty shared her story on the popular Facebook page Breastfeeding Mama Talk, writing, "My breastfeeding story stopped just Sunday. There are heavy tears in my eyes. ... I had to have a single mastectomy. I wanted and planned to breastfeed for a year. Unfortunately to save my life I had to stop."

play Photo shoot to mark last day of breast feeding

 

She told ABC News that since her single mastectomy was scheduled for June 27, she arranged a photo shoot on Sunday, June 26, to capture the last time she would be able to breast-feed.

According to her, the idea of the photo shoot came to her in the shower, so she subsequently posted to Facebook to explain her situation and called for any photographers interested in doing a last minute shoot.

play Natasha arranged a photo shoot on Sunday, June 26, to capture the last time she would be able to breast-feed.

 

Natasha added that a friend from high school later replied and agreed to do it for free.

“I wanted to do [the photo shoot] for him and for me...“We loved breast-feeding and it’s been hard for both of us to not have those moments together anymore,” Natasha explained.

play Young mother arranged a photo shoot on Sunday, June 26, to capture the last time she would be able to breast-feed.

 

She said her post on Facebook was to inspire other mothers with similar experiences and to remind healthy mothers how fortunate they are.

“We all have our bad days in breast-feeding,” she said. “And I just wanted to inspire those women so they realize that they are lucky to be able to breast-feed every day,” she said.

play Mother arranged a photo shoot on Sunday, June 26, to capture the last time she would be able to breast-feed.

 

Apart from the photo shoot, Natasha, upon realizing she would eventually lose her hair decided to chop off over 10 inches of her hair and dye them. She chose her favourite colour, pink for her hair, which also appears to be the universal colour for breast cancer awareness.

“It feels so great to look in the mirror and say, ‘This is me. This is me being strong and this is me destroying this cancer,’” she said.

Natasha has since received a lot of support from friends, with many offering to contribute some of their own breast milk for her son.

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