- Lactation consultant to a mother regarding her perfectly healthy 37 week newborn.
- 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.
“Your baby isn’t nursing normally because you aren’t making enough milk to interest her. Her tongue tie has nothing to do with it.”
- Lactation Consultant to mother when the baby was a week old and not gaining weight.
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“Well, you could try formula.” – Lactation Consultant to first time mother in hospital when mother asked if she was breastfeeding correctly.
Oh, all our nurses are Lactation Consultants, you’ll be fine.” – Hospital staff when mother asked for help with breastfeeding from a lactation consultant..
“No, first-time moms can’t nurse like that. You should only do the football hold.” – Lactation consultant to mother when she saw the mother was using a cradle hold to nurse her first child.