Is there a such thing as TOO BF friendly??
After my OB appointment Wednesday, me and DH got a tour of labor and delivery where I'll be having the baby. All the nurses that were there was sweet, nice, and just wonderful all the way around. I met one of the lactation consultants, and I liked her a lot too. The tour was amazing, I had no questions about getting help BFing by the time they were done, or about much in general. They were very informative and covered all their bases. They also gave us a tour packet that I didn't look at until we got in the car. I think it's GREAT that the hospital is so breastfeeding-friendly. However, there were only two things talked about in the whole packet...breastfeeding and skin to skin. I thought that it was odd, not that they had that info in there or even as much as they had about it, but that they didn't think about a few things when putting the packet together. For the mothers who come in planning to formula feed, they also need support. BFing is not for everyone, and if I planned to formula feed (which I don't, i will be breastfeeding) I would have felt a little intimidated by the fact that they don't seem supportive. Another thing that shocked me about the packet...is there was no other info about the hospital, staff, procedures, risks and what they do when problems come about, views, info on newborns other than feeding them, and a lot of other things that they could have put in there.
Again, I think it's amazing that they are breastfeeding friendly, but I just think that things like that should go outside of feeding a baby and skin to skin. I think something like that should have been loaded with different types of info, and I also think that it could make mothers who don't plan to or can't BF feel pressured or bad because they aren't for whatever reason. What do you all think?