- Lactation consultant, interrupting a mother recounting her traumatic birth when the mother mispronounced hemorrhage.
“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.
“Well, you can’t nurse her after she gets teeth, and she won’t stop on her own, so make sure you have some bottles and formula on hand before she’s three months old.” – Lactation Consultant to new mother when the mother said that she planned on breastfeeding until her baby weaned herself.
“You’re waiting too long between feedings. You need to feed him more often, and offer both sides with each feeding if you can, or alternate every other feeding otherwise.” – Lactation consultant to mother who had an oversupply and a significant overactive letdown reflex.
“If your newborn doesn’t latch immediately, chances are he never will. You should just give up and formula feed.” – Lactation consultant at major metro hospital.