try out the new breastfeeding quiz!

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

17 Comments

View replies by

Sam - posted on 11/01/2009

78

9

3

Also doctors in Australia do a blood sugar level check, if they suspect the baby is not getting enough, and they try expressing, and if all else fails, baby goes to the special care unit. Australian medical workers usually recommend breast feeding, and will try absolutely everything before they will ever recommend bottle feeding a child.

Sam - posted on 11/01/2009

78

9

3

i would hazard to say a lot. there was a mom just yesteday on mothering.com saying she was forced to feed a bottle of formula in front of the nurses just to be allowed to bring her baby home. she said she was sobbing while doing it. sick.


 





 



GRRRR…. That is so wrong. Why does anyone need to interfere with a mother and her baby, unless there is something going on that is going to harm the child, or she asks. Why put unnecessary pressure on a mother when over the next 3 months she is going to become emotional, stressed, and exhausted with out the addition of “your doing it wrong, do it this way’. Mothers learn with or without help. Let mum and baby do it together, and let Mum enjoy her baby, and interferes butt out!!

Etta - posted on 08/28/2009

73

10

10

Great quiz! I was surprised to find I got most questions right.
As for a hospital being able to keep you from going home, you can leave AMA, but the nurses can call child protective services if they believe you're neglecting or otherwise endangering your baby. I don't know the situation with the mom who was forced to give a bottle.
Also, most states have laws stating you can't take baby home if you don't have a car seat installed.

Cindy - posted on 08/28/2009

47

2

7

Quoting Guggie



i would hazard to say a lot. there was a mom just yesteday on mothering.com saying she was forced to feed a bottle of formula in front of the nurses just to be allowed to bring her baby home. she said she was sobbing while doing it. sick.






You're kidding!? Is America different from Australia regarding law? Here the baby is YOURS & you decide what treatment it gets, can't you just leave hospital when you want?



I know here they pressure women to do things, stay longer etc but by law you can just leave. Surely it must be the same there?

User - posted on 06/10/2009

7

0

0

I guess I misunderstood the wording about the earliest recommended age to wean. But I have not heard that the earliest recommended weaning time should be two years. Though I know it's a common held idea, I would have said the EARLIEST recommendation would be sooner. Like an extreme kind of thing. Context: "If you absolutely have to discontinue breastfeeding so-and-so recommends holding off weaning until 6 months at the very earliest." Does that make sense? Anyway...I just hate getting wrong answers. LOL!

Samantha - posted on 06/10/2009

1

0

0

i got the milk coming in question wrong as well as i remembered a hospital nurse saying it was 3 days

Guggie - posted on 06/10/2009

454

3

21

Quoting Carol:

I got the milk coming in question wrong too. I guess this is a major misconception that needs way more education. So many moms believe they won't produce if they don't see milk within 4 days. I wonder how many docs think that too?



i would hazard to say a lot. there was a mom just yesteday on mothering.com saying she was forced to feed a bottle of formula in front of the nurses just to be allowed to bring her baby home. she said she was sobbing while doing it. sick.



 



but i don't have any direct experience b/c i did a homebirth. thinking back, it never even occurred to me to think that my milk might never come in. i was pumping colostrum and saw it with my own eyes, it was just a matter of waiting for the good stuff.



we had other little bumps as well....my labor was 3 days and dd was a lazy nurser with a tight tongue tie. she was born 11lbs 4oz and dropped to 10lbs, 6oz but then my milk came in and she sprouted. she's currently in the 200th percentile so i think she's ok in that regard.

Johnny - posted on 06/10/2009

8,686

26

318

I got the milk coming in question wrong too. I guess this is a major misconception that needs way more education. So many moms believe they won't produce if they don't see milk within 4 days. I wonder how many docs think that too?

Guggie - posted on 06/09/2009

454

3

21

yeah i got the 'when does your milk com in' question wrong. it took me 4 days but i thought 2-3 was more common!

Cassie - posted on 06/09/2009

50

5

7

I had no idea there were stem cells in breastmilk! awesome quiz! and my milk came in before 3-6 days, but darn it - I knew that one! lol

Lydia - posted on 06/09/2009

1

5

0

Yeah I read somewhere that it takes 2-3 days for your milk to come in and it took 2 for me both times so I got that one wrong too!

Gretchen - posted on 06/09/2009

81

5

26

cool test! i only missed two questions. . .i figured women shouldn't drink alcohol at all, and i thought that milk comes in about 3 days not up to 6. . .well i know that now. .

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms