Apr 132014

Breastfeeding“If you think that hurts, wait until you breastfeed!”

- L&D nurse to mother who yelped during the L&D nurse’s massage of her uterus postpartum. 

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Apr 102014

ThoughtfulThursday“I’ve written out a plan to make sure he gets your breastmilk at all feedings, so you don’t have to worry about what’s happening when you’re not here.”

- NICU nurse comforting a mother about heranxiety that her son would receive formula instead of pumped milk when the mother was not at the hospital.

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Apr 082014

Breastfeeding“Breastfeeding after 6 months is unnecessary. Mothers who do have mental issues and anxious children.”

- Nurse Practitioner at pediatrician’s office.

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Apr 022014

Breastfeeding“No, we can’t use a cup or syringe. She has to drink at least two ounces of formula through a bottle.”

 - Lactation consultant to a mother less than half an hour after birth and only ten minutes of nursing when the baby tested slightly low for blood sugar. The mother asked if they could at least use a cup or syringe to avoid nipple confusion.

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Mar 292014

MOSWNoOtherText“You should take him off your breastmilk and give him soy formula immediately.”

- Pediatrician to mother who brought her 13 month old to the doctor over concerns of vomiting and diarrhea.

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Mar 262014

Breastfeeding“You know you’re killing that baby by your insistence on trying to breastfeed him, don’t you?”

- Postpartum nurse, as mother pumped at 3am while syringe feeding her 5 day old  the colostrum.

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Mar 192014

Breastfeeding“Breast milk has no value past one year of age.”

- Hospital nutritionist.

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Mar 162014

Breastfeeding“He is nursing like he was born to breastfeed.”

- Postpartum nurse, commenting on how well the newborn was breastfeeding.

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Mar 102014

Breastfeeding“Every time he makes a sound, she sticks her boob in his mouth. I told her that’s no good!”

- Pediatric Nurse at a 2 month well baby check up.  The nurse was referring to her own daughter and grandson, when talking about nursing to the mother during the visit.

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Mar 032014

Breastfeeding“Why don’t you just give him a bottle? You can pump or give him formula. Six weeks is way longer than I ever breastfed!”

- Family practice doctor at 6-week postpartum visit when the mother mentioned that her newborn son was fussy after nursing sessions and the mother was concerned he might have reflux.

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