Katarina - posted on 08/02/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )
Yesterday I was picking up my Birthcontrol at the local Pharmacy and was asked if I was BF. I said no and she said good because she couldn't fill my prescription otherwise. And then she had the nerve to lecture me on the benefits of BF and that "all good,caring mothers BF the first year." I explained to her that my son was premature therefore we had to supplement and he really was interested in the breast. I BF for 3 weeks, pumped for another 3 and then formula fed exclusively after that. She then told me that if I cared I would have pumped the entire year. I was so shocked I didn't know what to say. I just felt like a failure as a mother.
I also had our Health Nurse stop contacting me when I told her that I had stopped BF.
Whats wrong with Health Professionals? and why do people still have hang ups about Formula Fed babies? I was formula fed and turned out just fine Thank You very much!