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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Breastfeeding Woes

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!


  1. That is horrible. I was sick a couple times (and went to urgent care twice) while breastfeeding and everyone was so supportive. I would see a different Dr about your pain and medication. They should be able to give you something (maybe not strong) to help that would still allow you to breastfeed. One of my biggest erks is people not supportive of breastfeeding. Good luck. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  2. I honestly hate doctors who are not breastfeeding friendly. After I had my 1st, when I was already fighting to keep nursing her due to a slightly difficult start, I had something happen to my knee. a doctor I went to wanted to put me on antibiotics and said if I wanted to keep nursing I'd have to get the antibiotics daily at the hospital. um. I didn't even need antibiotics! there are meds that are fine for nursing - the same ones they give you after a c-section. so there is no reason doctors shouldn't know what they can prescribe nursing mothers! I hope your back gets better soon.

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