As I'm sure most of you are aware, I'm pretty passionate about breastfeeding. While I realize it may not be the best choice for everyone, it definitely is for my family and I will do everything in my power for it to continue to be that.
With that being said, I have to get something off my chest that's been bothering me since I went to the doctor yesterday afternoon. I did something to my back doing yard work on Saturday and by Monday evening I couldn't stand up straight, much less walk. It's been awful. So, after lunch yesterday Alan took me to the doctor because I was crying it hurt so bad. We just went to convenient care and man was that a horrible experience!
The nurse, whose bedside manner was horrible, told me that the fact that I'm breastfeeding puts a damper on things unless I will stop. Um. What the EFF?! I didn't even know what to say so I was just like "Haha, then my daughter wouldn't have any food so I don't think so!" I was shocked that she had the gall to say that to me. You would think that someone in her profession would be a little more sensitive. Apparently not.
Then, the doctor who saw me told me that what they were going to give me will secrete into breastmilk (duh!) and that I should just pump and dump. Um. No. I can't do that. See, I work outside of the home and everything I pump goes to feed her during daycare. So no actually. That's not feasible. After all of that, I knew that what they had prescribed wasn't going to be breastfeeding friendly. I immediately called the lactation consultant at the hospital where I gave birth to double check and sure enough. Out of the three things I was given, only one is something I can take. Thanks a lot!
I haven't decided if I'm going to call and complain yet. Everyone keeps telling me to do so but I don't know if I want to mess with it. I mean, I'm used to people making comments about breastfeeding. But I'm still floored by my experience!