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|Mon, 11-10-2003 - 4:43pm|
The lady and her husband have a 2-month old son. He is such a doll. Anyway, somewhere in the conversation, breastfeeding came up. She said she had tried it at the hospital, but just didn't feel comfortable with it and switched to bottlefeeding before they were discharged. Apparantly, two weeks after they returned home, a nurse from the hospital called and berated her for not breastfeeding. Wanted to know why she had chosen the bottle, did she try breastfeeding, why it didn't work, etc. She was very upset and as she was already suffering from mild PPD, this made matters much worse.
I agree that breastfeeding is the best for a baby, and it's cheap, LOL. But don't you think it should still be each mother's choice? A new mom should not be made to feel like a bad mom just because of how she chose to feed her child. She also said that during her pregnancy, she felt like she was being "forced" into breastfeeding by the dr. and nurses. I just think this is so sad.