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(Fox News)   Now that he's taken care of cigarettes and soda, Mayor Bloomberg wants to take care of baby formula, too -- by locking it away so that young mothers HAVE to breastfeed   (foxnews.com ) divider line 258
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2012-07-30 02:19:48 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: DROxINxTHExWIND: With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she'll also get a talking-to.

When are we going to say "enough" with this shiat?

What shiat? Medical advice?


The "advice" has already been given. If you think not enough people know about the studies suggesting that breastfeeding is better for the baby, then start an information campaign. Post a few billboards at the bus stop and on trains. Spring for a couple of prime-time slots during a popular TV show. Post it in the maternity ward of every hospital in the city.

But, DO NOT harrass a woman who has just had a baby about a decision that she has made if you're going to act like she has a choice. If its not mandatory, which it shouldn't be, then GTFO of my wife, GF, baby-mama's face and go get the farking formula. There is a difference between informing and harrassing. Saying that she's "going to get a talking to every time she requests formula" is not acceptable.
 
2012-07-30 02:20:04 PM  

busy chillin': mrmyxolodian

I couldn't be happier with his latest decision. And the first two.
I wish my mayor had half the balls he did.

Yep, this freedom for people to make their own decisions is bullsh*t.


Everyone in New York can still smoke cigarettes, drink soda and buy baby formula. Is it really a bad thing to make it slightly more difficult for them to do so?
 
2012-07-30 02:20:31 PM  

GameSprocket: xnecron: GameSprocket: xnecron: CSB-time.

My wife and I were very committed to being breast-feed only with our daughter. While we were in the hospital after the birth, one of the nurses gave our baby a formula bottle while she was supposed to be doing vitals. We were not consulted and we were only told after the fact. Between nipple confusion issues, nutrition concerns, and lactation problems, that one thoughtless act has caused us months of unnecessary headache/heartache.

So, I'm pretty okay with kicking the formula manufacturers out of the hospital unless there's a medical need (or the parents bring their own).

What the hell are you blabbering about? Are you seriously trying to claim that a nurse bottle feeding your baby one time has caused all those issues? I am glad you found a scapegoat.

Do you know anything about the physiognomy of lactation? Do you know anything about the science around breastfeeding? Or are you just talking out of your ass?

I have been through it twice. Did you know that many breastfeeding women work for a living and pump milk for the infant to drink during the day? Guess how that works, the baby drinks from a bottle. Did you know that some breastfeeding women are not capable of producing enough milk to properly feed their infant (especially in the case of multiple births)? Guess what they do? They supplement breastfeeding with formula.

Breastfeeding is not some magical religious ceremony where the baby can become "tainted" if ever fed formula.


Yeah, given that we wanted to be breast-milk only, we bought (and used) a pump. Pumps still stimulate lactation. Guess what doesn't happen when a baby drinks formula.

As I said above, you can try to limit nipple confusion depending on which brand of bottle/nipple you buy, but depending on your baby, you may not be able to eliminate it (or even limit it).

Doctors don't recommend using multiple formula brands, so if someone else gives your baby a specific brand without your consent, guess which brand you'll be buying as long as you're bottle-feeding, regardless of whether it's the brand you might have wanted to use.

I never said anything about tainting. Doctors pretty much everywhere agree that breastmilk is the most complete nutrition you can give your infant. My original post stated "unless medically necessary", as in cases where the mother can't keep up with the baby's nutritional needs, the baby's got jaundice, etc. There are reasons to use or supplement with formula. There's no reason to push formula, particularly without the informed consent of the parents.
 
2012-07-30 02:20:44 PM  

Surool: Has he lost his f*cking mind? You are a mayor. You are not the King of New York City, and you are not A #1.


Rich people get confused. See Romney for a good example.
 
2012-07-30 02:21:27 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she'll also get a talking-to.

When are we going to say "enough" with this shiat?


You're absolutely right, enough of this bullshiat Fox propaganda! Good on you, man.
 
2012-07-30 02:21:52 PM  

Anenu: How is it the governments business if a mother decides to use formula or not? As long as the baby is being fed and cared for the government has no business interfering in how a parent chooses to feed their baby.


Well, I can give you a chain of events that would give them justification, but I would like the government to step in and make sure claims by the manufacturers of formula be truthful.

If it's shown that formula is harmful, then I would expect them to step in.

I'm not 100% on the latest valid science regarding breastfeeding (i.e. not out of context breastfeeding woo).

I am a big supporter of breastfeeding though. Good for baby, saves money, diapers don't smell as bad, and helps the woman slim down after pregnancy, as long as they don't use breastfeeding as an excuse to overeat.
 
2012-07-30 02:23:00 PM  
Moosecakes:
2: this isn't really different than drug companies giving away freebies. It's a bad practice and corrupts our medical system. They can distribute their coupons at supermarkets or in magazines. Not hospitals.

3: I don't chastise anyone. You want to use formula then do it, I don't give a flying F. I just think if you want formula you should request it, rather than having it shoved in your face like hospitals do now.


Yep, exactly.
 
2012-07-30 02:23:42 PM  

Wooly Bully: DROxINxTHExWIND: With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she'll also get a talking-to.

When are we going to say "enough" with this shiat?

You're absolutely right, enough of this bullshiat Fox propaganda! Good on you, man.


where's the bullshiat?
 
2012-07-30 02:24:20 PM  
"This is so f**ked up - I may become an activist. Patients will get a "talking to". How about go F yourself - my body, my choice?"
- Mrs skullkrusher

she'd totally fark Mike up
 
2012-07-30 02:25:18 PM  

skullkrusher: where's the bullshiat?


It's on Fox, 24/7.
 
2012-07-30 02:25:39 PM  
Being a nanny wasn't enough for him, now he wants to be a wet nurse
 
2012-07-30 02:26:04 PM  
(1) RL troll gets bored
(2) Becomes Mayor of NYC
(3) Messes with peoples heads
(4) Joy!
 
2012-07-30 02:26:20 PM  
I actually agree with this. He's not banning formula, just making it lest prominent in the newborn wing of hospitals. Most of you sexless nerds haven't had the opportunity to procreate, but those of us who have know that you get all kinds of formula samples shoved in your face right after your baby is born, and it isn't terribly fun. These companies see the birth as a great opportunity to market, and it would be nice to have a limit placed on that.
 
2012-07-30 02:26:20 PM  

skullkrusher: Wooly Bully: DROxINxTHExWIND: With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she'll also get a talking-to.

When are we going to say "enough" with this shiat?

You're absolutely right, enough of this bullshiat Fox propaganda! Good on you, man.

where's the bullshiat?


The banning vs voluntary I bet.
 
2012-07-30 02:26:37 PM  

skullkrusher: "This is so f**ked up - I may become an activist. Patients will get a "talking to". How about go F yourself - my body, my choice?"
- Mrs skullkrusher


You left out the most important part of the quote:

"And if I CHOOSE to fark DRO, its none of your damned business! The hand lotion is on the dresser. Peace."

/low hanging fruit
 
2012-07-30 02:26:41 PM  

xnecron: GameSprocket: xnecron: GameSprocket: xnecron: CSB-time.

My wife and I were very committed to being breast-feed only with our daughter. While we were in the hospital after the birth, one of the nurses gave our baby a formula bottle while she was supposed to be doing vitals. We were not consulted and we were only told after the fact. Between nipple confusion issues, nutrition concerns, and lactation problems, that one thoughtless act has caused us months of unnecessary headache/heartache.

So, I'm pretty okay with kicking the formula manufacturers out of the hospital unless there's a medical need (or the parents bring their own).

What the hell are you blabbering about? Are you seriously trying to claim that a nurse bottle feeding your baby one time has caused all those issues? I am glad you found a scapegoat.

Do you know anything about the physiognomy of lactation? Do you know anything about the science around breastfeeding? Or are you just talking out of your ass?

I have been through it twice. Did you know that many breastfeeding women work for a living and pump milk for the infant to drink during the day? Guess how that works, the baby drinks from a bottle. Did you know that some breastfeeding women are not capable of producing enough milk to properly feed their infant (especially in the case of multiple births)? Guess what they do? They supplement breastfeeding with formula.

Breastfeeding is not some magical religious ceremony where the baby can become "tainted" if ever fed formula.

Yeah, given that we wanted to be breast-milk only, we bought (and used) a pump. Pumps still stimulate lactation. Guess what doesn't happen when a baby drinks formula.

As I said above, you can try to limit nipple confusion depending on which brand of bottle/nipple you buy, but depending on your baby, you may not be able to eliminate it (or even limit it).

Doctors don't recommend using multiple formula brands, so if someone else gives your baby a specific brand without your consen ...


Your claim was Between nipple confusion issues, nutrition concerns, and lactation problems, that one thoughtless act has caused us months of unnecessary headache/heartache and I called BS on the idea that all those issue were caused by a nurse feeding your infant formula one time. That is like claiming you got emphysema from walking past a smoker once in your life.

I am certainly not arguing that breastfeeding is not preferred.
 
2012-07-30 02:26:49 PM  
How's everyone enjoying that slippery slope
 
2012-07-30 02:27:07 PM  
They HAVE to breastfeed?

What might that look like?
 
2012-07-30 02:28:19 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: skullkrusher: "This is so f**ked up - I may become an activist. Patients will get a "talking to". How about go F yourself - my body, my choice?"
- Mrs skullkrusher


You left out the most important part of the quote:

"And if I CHOOSE to fark DRO, its none of your damned business! The hand lotion is on the dresser. Peace."

/low hanging fruit


hehe
 
2012-07-30 02:28:35 PM  

docmattic: physiognomy


Oops! Good catch...meant physiology.
 
2012-07-30 02:28:57 PM  
I lost a lot of respect for Bloomberg when NYC went full 1984 with the cameras.

Then, any respect I had left for him went down the tubes when he got the term limits extended (like he wouldn't do that again), against the will of the people for his own interest.
 
2012-07-30 02:29:09 PM  

meat0918: skullkrusher: Wooly Bully: DROxINxTHExWIND: With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she'll also get a talking-to.

When are we going to say "enough" with this shiat?

You're absolutely right, enough of this bullshiat Fox propaganda! Good on you, man.

where's the bullshiat?

The banning vs voluntary I bet.


"Under the city Health Department's voluntary Latch On NYC initiative..."

looks legit to me
 
2012-07-30 02:30:28 PM  

xnecron: Moosecakes:
2: this isn't really different than drug companies giving away freebies. It's a bad practice and corrupts our medical system. They can distribute their coupons at supermarkets or in magazines. Not hospitals.

3: I don't chastise anyone. You want to use formula then do it, I don't give a flying F. I just think if you want formula you should request it, rather than having it shoved in your face like hospitals do now.


Yep, exactly.


------------

Exactly. It is annoying that I was pushed to take home formula for my baby when we had stated clearly that we wanted to breastfeed. Because some company signed some contract with the hospital that forced the hospital to use the birthing recovery room as a marketing opportunity.
 
2012-07-30 02:30:44 PM  
First they came for cigarettes and I wasn't a smoker so I said nothing
Then they came for sugary drinks and I only drink diet soda so I said nothing.
Now they come for the Simulac and my baby just graduated to milk so suck on that suckers
 
2012-07-30 02:31:46 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: HotWingConspiracy: DROxINxTHExWIND: With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she'll also get a talking-to.

When are we going to say "enough" with this shiat?

What shiat? Medical advice?

The "advice" has already been given. If you think not enough people know about the studies suggesting that breastfeeding is better for the baby, then start an information campaign. Post a few billboards at the bus stop and on trains. Spring for a couple of prime-time slots during a popular TV show. Post it in the maternity ward of every hospital in the city.


That seems like a massive waste of time and money when you can just directly engage new mothers.

But, DO NOT harrass a woman who has just had a baby about a decision that she has made if you're going to act like she has a choice. If its not mandatory, which it shouldn't be, then GTFO of my wife, GF, baby-mama's face and go get the farking formula. There is a difference between informing and harrassing. Saying that she's "going to get a talking to every time she requests formula" is not acceptable.

Nobody said "talking to" aside from Fox News. It's an editorial.
 
2012-07-30 02:31:53 PM  
Any plans in place to deal with teaching new and at-risk mothers the signs of Failure to Thrive Syndrome before one accidently starves her baby due to ill-informed advice and militant and unrelenting "breast is best" pressure coming from the hospitals, pediatricians, OB / GYNs and peers?
 
2012-07-30 02:32:04 PM  
CSS:

When I was born my first-time mother tried to get me to take to breast feeding. 3 days in the hospital and apparently I kept rejecting her and just barely got enough milk to get through the stay. Mom even had to sit through several lectures from the staff on proper breast feeding (since my mother stipulated that's how she wanted to care for me) and she tells me how she felt like a terrible mother that she couldn't breast feed me. Day 5 my grandmother finally flies in and finds me screaming my head off out of starvation and mom weeping because she doesn't know what she's doing wrong. Oma turns on her heel, walks out of the apartment building and down to the corner market, and comes home with a crate of baby formula. I took to that like a Farker to a bottle of Yuengling.
 
2012-07-30 02:32:31 PM  

MadMagnum: My body, my choice!.....unless you don't want to breastfeed OR heaven forbid, do both.....
According to our Drs, babies dont care or get confusion....ours certainly didnt


Please learn how to form a complete farking sentence.
 
2012-07-30 02:32:33 PM  
mrmyxolodian


Everyone in New York can still smoke cigarettes, drink soda and buy baby formula. Is it really a bad thing to make it slightly more difficult for them to do so?

Kind of.

I agree education is key, but some of these bans and regulations are just getting out of hand. This is probably much ado about nothing...but these mothers (parents) should be free to decide for themselves.
 
2012-07-30 02:33:56 PM  

skullkrusher: "This is so f**ked up - I may become an activist. Patients will get a "talking to". How about go F yourself - my body, my choice?"
- Mrs skullkrusher

she'd totally fark Mike up


If you read the article knowing fox news constantly lies you might not get so angry about it.
 
2012-07-30 02:34:00 PM  

The_Sponge: "Drunk with power" doesn't even begin to describe this douche.


Of course he's drunk with power. He can't very well be drunk with Big Gulps or infant formula.
 
2012-07-30 02:35:02 PM  

busy chillin': This is probably much ado about nothing...but these mothers (parents) should be free to decide for themselves.


They are.

Did anyone actually read the article or just read "nanny state" and "talking to" and just glaze over and figure they got the gist of it?
 
2012-07-30 02:35:28 PM  

meat0918: skullkrusher: Wooly Bully: DROxINxTHExWIND: With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she'll also get a talking-to.

When are we going to say "enough" with this shiat?

You're absolutely right, enough of this bullshiat Fox propaganda! Good on you, man.

where's the bullshiat?

The banning vs voluntary I bet.


Its not "voluntary" if every time you need to feed your child you have to take a bedside class in why breastfeeding is better than formula. Suggesting it once is enough...unless your real objective isn't to disseminate the information, but to change everyone's behavior with the harrassment technique. There are two reasons to tell a mother the same thing twice. Either you think they're too stupid to comprehend the breastfeeding study, or you don't give a shiat what their choice is and you just want to change their behavior.
 
2012-07-30 02:36:47 PM  

KatjaMouse: CSS:

When I was born my first-time mother tried to get me to take to breast feeding. 3 days in the hospital and apparently I kept rejecting her and just barely got enough milk to get through the stay. Mom even had to sit through several lectures from the staff on proper breast feeding (since my mother stipulated that's how she wanted to care for me) and she tells me how she felt like a terrible mother that she couldn't breast feed me. Day 5 my grandmother finally flies in and finds me screaming my head off out of starvation and mom weeping because she doesn't know what she's doing wrong. Oma turns on her heel, walks out of the apartment building and down to the corner market, and comes home with a crate of baby formula. I took to that like a Farker to a bottle of Yuengling.


We introduced our son to 1 formula bottle a day within the first few weeks of bringing him home. The hospital (in NYC) loaded us up with free samples of formula which was nice since that shiat is crazy expensive. This practice drove La Leche league nuts and they were pushing then to get rid of the free samples, branded baby swag a year ago. Slowly we phased breast milk out and formula in over the next few months as my wife prepared to return to work. By 3 months he was 100% formula. He is 99% for height, 75% for weight and the smartest baby in the history of smart babies. My wife felt bad that should wasn't going to be able to breast feed him for longer but that's how shiat goes. It's ok. Fark you Mike.
 
2012-07-30 02:37:24 PM  
If you are physically unable to breast-feed your baby that's fine. But using formula because it's easier or more convenient is pretty irresponsible. It's been well established by the American Academy of Pediatrics that breast-fed babies are MUCH healthier than formula-fed babies.

So I have no problem with this.
 
2012-07-30 02:38:02 PM  

KwameKilstrawberry: Any plans in place to deal with teaching new and at-risk mothers the signs of Failure to Thrive Syndrome before one accidently starves her baby due to ill-informed advice and militant and unrelenting "breast is best" pressure coming from the hospitals, pediatricians, OB / GYNs and peers?


At risk mothers already get home visits (at least they did in 2004 up in Houghton County, Michigan) to make sure failure to thrive is quickly addressed.

Advice of the "village women" regarding what to do hasn't been replaced with Facebook. Facebook just seems to make mother's having trouble feel more ostracized(from what I've witnessed).

Having some voluntary meeting groups for new moms would be a very good thing for this country. I'm sure the reactionary right would say such a voluntary program was tantamount to government indoctrination though.
 
2012-07-30 02:38:03 PM  

Headso: skullkrusher: "This is so f**ked up - I may become an activist. Patients will get a "talking to". How about go F yourself - my body, my choice?"
- Mrs skullkrusher

she'd totally fark Mike up

If you read the article knowing fox news constantly lies you might not get so angry about it.


certainly seems like the sort of thing Fox News would favor. Stay at home moms breastfeeding their kids til they're 15... find the lie.
 
2012-07-30 02:38:39 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Its not "voluntary" if every time you need to feed your child you have to take a bedside class in why breastfeeding is better than formula


It's voluntary for the hospital to participate in the program, and not all of them are participating. Plan ahead and you can avoid these jack booted thugs giving you medical advice.
 
2012-07-30 02:38:54 PM  
He'd be better off encouraging/forcing employers to give more time off. What's the point of breastfeeding if you have to return to work six weeks after giving birth? If he REALLY cared about newborns and young children, he'd be working that angle.


//Breastfed both my kids, but had lots of time off thanks to a well-employed husband. I didn't have to work for the first six months of either kids' life.
 
2012-07-30 02:38:58 PM  
I can't believe the amount of outrage over a got-damned Fox News article.

/Seriously, neckbeards; the entire article was one big sensationalized POS and yet everyone has their panties in a wad.
 
2012-07-30 02:39:16 PM  

meat0918: KwameKilstrawberry: Any plans in place to deal with teaching new and at-risk mothers the signs of Failure to Thrive Syndrome before one accidently starves her baby due to ill-informed advice and militant and unrelenting "breast is best" pressure coming from the hospitals, pediatricians, OB / GYNs and peers?

At risk mothers already get home visits (at least they did in 2004 up in Houghton County, Michigan) to make sure failure to thrive is quickly addressed.

Advice of the "village women" regarding what to do hasn't been replaced with Facebook. Facebook just seems to make mother's having trouble feel more ostracized(from what I've witnessed).

Having some voluntary meeting groups for new moms would be a very good thing for this country. I'm sure the reactionary right would say such a voluntary program was tantamount to government indoctrination though.


I should state what qualified you for the home visit was being on WIC.
 
2012-07-30 02:39:21 PM  

HotWingConspiracy:
Nobody said "talking to" aside from Fox News. It's an editorial.


Oy. Yeah, that does change things, slightly. If they're just informing new mothers, have at it. If they're harrassing new mothers, they can eat a bowl.
 
2012-07-30 02:39:26 PM  

busy chillin': mrmyxolodian


Everyone in New York can still smoke cigarettes, drink soda and buy baby formula. Is it really a bad thing to make it slightly more difficult for them to do so?

Kind of.

I agree education is key, but some of these bans and regulations are just getting out of hand. This is probably much ado about nothing...but these mothers (parents) should be free to decide for themselves.


As far as I can tell mothers will still have access to formula, it will just take one or two steps more for them to get it. I see that as the best of both worlds. People still have options and more people will (probably) chose the healthier and cheaper option.
I'm not sure if the bans and regulations are getting out of hand (see preceding sentence.) But since New York is the first in the country to implement some of these things, we are learning what works and what doesn't-including the roll out campaign and the affects.
 
2012-07-30 02:40:07 PM  

xnecron: CSB-time.
My wife and I were very committed to being breast-feed only with our daughter. While we were in the hospital after the birth, one of the nurses gave our baby a formula bottle while she was supposed to be doing vitals. We were not consulted and we were only told after the fact. Between nipple confusion issues, nutrition concerns, and lactation problems, that one thoughtless act has caused us months of unnecessary headache/heartache.
So, I'm pretty okay with kicking the formula manufacturers out of the hospital unless there's a medical need (or the parents bring their own).


I had the opposite problem. I had "breast-feed" put down on my chart, and the nurses refused to give my baby any formula, even while I lay in the hospital for four days on IV antibiotics. The kid wouldn't touch my boobs, since I reeked of medication, and the nurses wouldn't feed him. He screamed all day long, and I hope the nurses enjoyed it. Finally I got a nurse to give him some sugar water, and then I scammed some formula from someone.

And no, he didn't have "nipple confusion", I fed him formula off and on whenever I wanted, and I still breast-fed him for a year. Sounds like you had a fussy baby. Quit making up issues.
 
2012-07-30 02:40:26 PM  

skullkrusher: Headso: skullkrusher: "This is so f**ked up - I may become an activist. Patients will get a "talking to". How about go F yourself - my body, my choice?"
- Mrs skullkrusher

she'd totally fark Mike up

If you read the article knowing fox news constantly lies you might not get so angry about it.

certainly seems like the sort of thing Fox News would favor. Stay at home moms breastfeeding their kids til they're 15... find the lie.


"a talking to" is written like you get reprimanded like a child.
 
2012-07-30 02:41:27 PM  
From TFA: With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she'll also get a talking-to. Staffers will explain why she should offer the breast instead.

Our first child wanted more milk than my wife was able to produce. Supplementing with formula was a huge breakthrough discovery for us. It's why our baby gets enough to eat, and why my wife's nipples didn't get chewed off. I wish we had been given the suggestion at the hospital.

Fark this guy who thinks we ought to feel like bad parents for doing so.
 
2012-07-30 02:44:25 PM  

Headso: skullkrusher: Headso: skullkrusher: "This is so f**ked up - I may become an activist. Patients will get a "talking to". How about go F yourself - my body, my choice?"
- Mrs skullkrusher

she'd totally fark Mike up

If you read the article knowing fox news constantly lies you might not get so angry about it.

certainly seems like the sort of thing Fox News would favor. Stay at home moms breastfeeding their kids til they're 15... find the lie.

"a talking to" is written like you get reprimanded like a child.


never had a kid, huh? Ever talk with a lactation consultant? You do get farking reprimanded for not pulling a Lysa Arryn.
 
2012-07-30 02:44:25 PM  

xnecron: Doctors don't recommend using multiple formula brands, so if someone else gives your baby a specific brand without your consent, guess which brand you'll be buying as long as you're bottle-feeding, regardless of whether it's the brand you might have wanted to use.


Laf. So this is your first kid, eh? They are quite a bit more adaptive and much less fragile than your extensive research has frightened you into believing.
 
2012-07-30 02:44:41 PM  
GameSprocket:Your claim was Between nipple confusion issues, nutrition concerns, and lactation problems, that one thoughtless act has caused us months of unnecessary headache/heartache and I called BS on the idea that all those issue were caused by a nurse feeding your infant formula one time. That is like claiming you got emphysema from walking past a smoker once in your life.

Are you seriously claiming that my wife and I didn't experience those things? Or that first-time parents are logical when it comes to potential harm to their kids?

We'll never know how much of the nursing frustration we had was due to the fact that we weren't able to keep our baby breast-only. We'll never know how much better our baby's immune system and general health might have been if we didn't have formula introduced. Maybe it had no effect. Maybe it was negligible. We'll never be sure.

But at least if it had been our decision, we could have the peace of mind that we'd done our best, instead of having to wonder about it.
 
2012-07-30 02:46:30 PM  

xnecron: CSB-time.

My wife and I were very committed to being breast-feed only with our daughter. While we were in the hospital after the birth, one of the nurses gave our baby a formula bottle while she was supposed to be doing vitals. We were not consulted and we were only told after the fact. Between nipple confusion issues, nutrition concerns, and lactation problems, that one thoughtless act has caused us months of unnecessary headache/heartache.


Probably won't believe me, by my sis-in-law (an ER pediatrician) claims nipple confusion is a myth - babies will get what they need any way they can. The rest have some basis but she's never encountered a baby that got confused.
 
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