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Bottle feeding moms: You need to cover or leave when you feed your baby. BFing moms are welcome to stay. Update

Posted by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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She just got out of surgery. Baby girl had 3 big fillings, two caps in the back and they extracted all 4 of her upper front teeth. There wasn't enough left to even cap :-(

I swear to God this what my SIL was told today. She was outraged! But honestly I understand where the hospital is coming from.

It's a pediatric dental school, specialising in anesthesia. She made an appointment for her 2yo dd to have her teeth fixed, (poor baby has BAD bottle rot) Now because she's going to be put under, she won't be allowed to eat or drink anything after midnight. No food or drinks are allowed in the waiting room either. Too much temptation for the kids waiting. That means bottles also.

In an odd twist, any siblings with bottles will be asked to drink them outside or be covered with a light blanket away from view. Breastfed siblings are welcome to stay and nurse in the room.

After hearing the news she asked how is she supposed to do this?? Her 4 month old hates being covered and it's going to be a huge hassle if she has to leave the room every time the baby wants a bottle. Plus take care of a cranky 2yo on top of it.

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paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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Considering that she is one of "Those women" the irony is killing me LOL

But I'm not going to be mean. I'm staying over at her house today to watch the baby so she doesn't have to bring her also.

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cndmom
by Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:43 PM

what if I put breastmilk in the bottle??

it is not as funny after I read the whole post.

gotta love irony

paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Still counts,lol.

Yeah the irony was funny as hell. But I'm super sad my niece has to get her teeth fixed :-(

Quoting cndmom:

what if I put breastmilk in the bottle??

it is not as funny after I read the whole post.

gotta love irony


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colins_mom
by Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:48 PM
is she the type of mom that says breast fed babies need to be covered?

if so my response would be "sucks to be on the other side of that now, doesn't it?
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paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Yes she is and yes it does,lol.

Quoting colins_mom:

is she the type of mom that says breast fed babies need to be covered?

if so my response would be "sucks to be on the other side of that now, doesn't it?


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EarlGrayHot
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:58 PM

So...her baby had rotten teeth because she fed her bottled milk?  Isn't that typically from allowing a child to hold a bottle while they sleep?  Now there's a reason to breast feed I'd never thought about-baby cannot keep the breast in her mouth at night because it's attached to mom and mom has to be elsewhere.  However, I think parents should be responsible for explaining/enforcing the no-food rule in the waiting room and no one should be asked to leave.  In fact, it's probably a violation of the law that prevents discrimination against breast-feeding moms.

nurse1997
by Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 4:02 PM

This sounds crazy i would go some where else to have my kids teeth done - I for one like when  breast feeding mothers keep it covered up i dont think my kids should have to see any ladies  boobs while shes  feeding her baby  some mothers keep it respectful and oither moms just whip there tits out  and you can see every thing which i think is gross- Yes bottles due screw up toddlers teeth  but alot has to do with genes if they are being brushed  nice of you to watch the baby less stress for mom anyways !!!

paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Mar. 21, 2013 at 4:41 PM

It's mainly because she doesn't brush her teeth and she lets her take a milk bottle to bed. My oldest who was ff had bottle rot about this age. My younger who were bf, not at all.

And the no food just isn't a rule, its a safety issue. What would happen if a child gets a hold of a bottle or food? Either A, their fast is ruined and the parents will have to reschedule or B the parents don't know and the child is in danger of aspirating while under anesthesia.

Eta, the rule is only aimed at bottles, drinks and food. BFing moms are welcome to stay because, well..boobs body parts, not containers,lol.

Quoting EarlGrayHot:

So...her baby had rotten teeth because she fed her bottled milk?  Isn't that typically from allowing a child to hold a bottle while they sleep?  Now there's a reason to breast feed I'd never thought about-baby cannot keep the breast in her mouth at night because it's attached to mom and mom has to be elsewhere.  However, I think parents should be responsible for explaining/enforcing the no-food rule in the waiting room and no one should be asked to leave.  In fact, it's probably a violation of the law that prevents discrimination against breast-feeding moms.


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paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Mar. 21, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Would you want some kid to drink a bottle in front of your two year old who hasn't had anything to eat or drink since midnight? The rule is there protect the kids from eating and drinking as much as it is to save them unnecessary stress.

I happen to be one of those women who never covered and never cared =-P They way I look at it, if a kids sees, that's a wonderful oprotunity for a education moment. Or not. Really I just focused on my baby and never noticed,lol.

Thank you! I try to be a good auntie :-)

Quoting nurse1997:

This sounds crazy i would go some where else to have my kids teeth done - I for one like when  breast feeding mothers keep it covered up i dont think my kids should have to see any ladies  boobs while shes  feeding her baby  some mothers keep it respectful and oither moms just whip there tits out  and you can see every thing which i think is gross- Yes bottles due screw up toddlers teeth  but alot has to do with genes if they are being brushed  nice of you to watch the baby less stress for mom anyways !!!


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Kris_PBG
by Representative on Mar. 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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Karma can be amusing.


Quoting paganbaby:

Yes she is and yes it does,lol.

Quoting colins_mom:

is she the type of mom that says breast fed babies need to be covered?



if so my response would be "sucks to be on the other side of that now, doesn't it?



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