I was incredulous the other day when an ER doctor made a comment to me about my breastfeeding. It is kind of a long story, but the short version is that he told me it was time to stop breastfeeding my baby who just turned a year old. And he was a jerk about it. He didn't even know me, he had only seen me for 30 seconds in an ER room due to my ear drum bursting. The whole story story is at my blog at http://www.momology301.wordpress.comAnswer Question
Answer by teri4lance at 11:52 AM on Jan. 30, 2009
Answer by Laura1229 at 11:52 AM on Jan. 30, 2009
Except for him only knowing you for 30 seconds. Isn't that the average are(1 year) to stop breastfeeding. Not all doctors have good bed side manners.
Answer by louise2 at 11:55 AM on Jan. 30, 2009
Meant (age) not (are).
Answer by louise2 at 11:58 AM on Jan. 30, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 PM on Jan. 30, 2009
The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for at least two years. My doctor (not my child's doctor) fully supported this. There are antibiotics that are safe for nursing mothers. That ER doctor was out of line. He should have been professional and looked for an antibiotic that was safe for a nursing mother. I live and let live personally. I don't tell anyone they should breastfeed for two years and I don't like anyone telling me I shouldn't. It's amazing to me that so many people push their opinions on others with parenting in general.
Answer by FreeHomeBiz at 1:56 PM on Jan. 30, 2009
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