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Breast Cancer survivor creates 'no breastfeeding zone' sign for delivery room staff

(ABC) - A breast cancer survivor created a unique solution to alert hospital staff that she would not be breastfeeding her newborn due to a double mastectomy.

Meghan Koziel, 29, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is gaining attention on social media for the banner she made titled "No Breastfeeding Zone," which featured the following poem:

Though breastfeeding is a very special task.
Please be aware before you ask.
Our miracle baby will be formula fed,
And it will not affect her future ahead.

"I wanted it to be pink and sparkly because that's how I am, and I think coming up with the poem was less intrusive," Koziel told "Good Morning America." "To tell them, 'I don't have boobs.' They'd read the sign and laugh."

Koziel was diagnosed with breast cancer on Oct 12, 2015 when she was 26 years old. She underwent chemotherapy, a double mastectomy, 33 rounds of radiation and later, two breast reconstruction surgeries, she said.

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(This story was originally published on October, 31 2018)


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