Tips of pushy Nurses after birth? its long but HEELLPP
I posted something similar in the Pregnancy group but thought I would have more luck here.
My last baby I breastfed from birth to 2years and 7 months... hes been weaned about three weeks due to drying out since I am 22 weeks pregnant. Now for my problem.
I delivered him on 11/1/11 via cesction, eed was 11/11/11. Well i am now going to deliver on 11/7/11 and my edd is 11/11/14.
I am stuck using the same hospital as last time since i have the same doctor. The problem is the "Newborn Inn", these nurses pushed formula before i was even off the operating table. Ds was 9lbs 2 oz and 22 in no GD. Just big because i am big 6'3 and 190 when not pregnant. His blood sugar was low because the OR was late I fasted four hours past my surgery time.
Luckily i produced before i gave birth and pumped the night before. I had two 1 oz bottles in a cooler with ice packs. Why ? because with my first son this hospital pushed formula so bad and being a single mom I caved. This time I had an incredible support system and a very pro bfing dh.
My dh told them no, she pumped, the nurse went and got it and said if this doesnt work we use formula. He sucked it down perfect. blood sugar was fine. 2 hours later they push formula again, dh says nope i have more pumped. and he feed ds.
I got out of recovery 4 hours after and came up, dh brought ds to me, since it is a newborn stay in room hospital. As dh is handing me ds a nurse comes in with ready to use bottles , I say no thank you I am breast feeding. She actually said it was better for my health if i formula fed so i could heal faster, i said no thank you again. Every single nurse for the 2 nights and 3 days I was there pushed formula.
The supposed lactation consultant pushed formula, and said DS wasnt latch properly so he wasnt being fed right. The to prove it to me weighed him, right after his feed. He gained an oz and a half on his birth weight. I asked her to leave.
2 nights and 3 days i dealt with this crap, They wouldnt even let me leave without taking a formula sample diaper bag. The day I got out I filed a complaint. They are supposed to encourage breastfeeding, it says so on every dang thing they hand you.
I am/was using wic as well, and WIC filed a complaint as well.
So here i am having to deliver at the same place, and i am tempted to make blankets , onsies and hats that say BREAST MILK ONLY .
Dh will only be able to stay the first night, since work and school conflict. Plus the amount of kids we have lol So I wont have his .. well back bone.
Anyone know of any thing i can do? signs or things i can print? Because i dont feel like dealing with this same crap again.