Midwives asking patients to sign contracts vowing to BF?
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|Sun, 02-06-2011 - 2:45pm|
I was reading a blog post where the mother mentions she had to sign a contract with her midwife vowing to BF. Here is alink to the blog post: http://www.dailybreeze.com/lifeandculture/ci_17297366
Now while I have heard of midwives saying they won't take on patients who plan to FF by choice, I have never heard of one forcing their patients to sigh a contract stating they will BF. What if the mom found she couldn't BF for some reason, would the midwife simply leave hospital room, birthing room, or the women;s home and refuse to continue to assist her in the post portum? Have you ever heard of a midwife requiring such a signed promise to BF?
This reminds me of a cotroversial episiode of the show Law and Order (the original serieas) from the 90's which featured a story that involved an LC who had forced one of her patients sign a document promising to BF.only and avoid formula at all costs. In the Law and Order episode, the story dealt with a mother who's baby had died of starvation becuase she was not properly BF'd and the mother didi ntot give formula as a backup, She tried to blame the LC who had had her sign the promose to not use formula for the babies death. No LC I know in her right mind would ever have a mother promise to never use formula since they all know there are indeed legitimate medical reasons to use sometimes.