Just out of curiousity, what are some dumb things you've been told by a doctor, nurse, or other medical staff?
When I was still in the hospital after having my daughter, she lost a couple ounces (which is completely normal). I had a nurse tell me that the doctor wanted me to suplement some formula because she had lost weight, so she "must not be getting enough breastmilk".
Also, that same night (in hospital with DD) another nurse gave her a pacifier without asking me first and when I mentioned it she said "Oh, it'll help her learn to better latch on". <<< Complete lie.
When I was pregnant with DS, my midwife mentioned the glucose test would be around 32 weeks. I asked if I could have it done sooner, since I was at higher risk for it since type 1 and 2 runs in my family. She said "Your family history of diabetes has no affect on you getting gestational diabetes."<<< BS!
When I took DS in for his 4 week check up, it was with a different pedi that my family doctor recommended. DS wasn't quite up to his birth weight yet and he told me that he must not be getting enough milk. He asked how often he was feeding, and I told him about every 2 hours. He told me that that was the problem, that I was feeding him too often which was causing my milk to run out. He told me that I was to go at LEAST 4 hours in between feedings. I kid you not, this is what he told me: "A woman's breasts can only make so much milk at one time. If the baby is feeding too often, the breasts run out of milk quickly and the baby isn't getting anything. You need to give the breasts time to make more milk." Does this sound right to anyone else? Didn't think so. LOL Needless to say I didn't follow this advice.