Jun 192014

ThoughtfulThursday“I’ll make sure the nurses stop asking you to give your twins the hep b vaccine. It sounds like you know what you’re talking about, these are your babies and they need to respect that.”

- Neonatologist to mother with twins in the NICU.

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Jun 182014

MOSWNoOtherText“I’ve read that in layman’s books.”

- Pediatrician to mother while discussing the mother’s two year old son’s intact penis.  The mother had stated that she did not know if the foreskin could be retracted yet, and that it might not be unusual for retraction to not occur until approaching puberty.

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Jun 112014

Labor“You aren’t going to have that baby here are you?”

- Pediatrician to mother experiencing braxton hicks contractions while full term.  Mother was there with another child.

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May 272014

Breastfeeding“You know you don’t have to do that anymore, right?”

- Pediatrician in a condescending tone at 18 month well child check up, after the mother said she was still breastfeeding.

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May 212014

Newborns“Your baby wasn’t full term. He’s probably going to be admitted back to the hospital after discharge. And don’t believe it when the pediatrician says he’s okay. They don’t know anything.”

- Lactation consultant to a mother regarding her perfectly healthy 37 week newborn.

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May 142014

Newborns“He’s at that age now where you can start ignoring him.”

- Pediatrician at four month old baby’s well child check up.

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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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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 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 072014

MOSWNoOtherText“Oh, they never mind this part.”

- Pediatrician, while manually examining a one year-old boy’s testicles during a routine health check up. 

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