I also found out from my day nurse that my doctor had to fuss/raise his voice at the social worker. She was insisitent that I had no business breastfedding my baby and blah blah blah , all those drugs she’s on … etc, etc, etc. (Which I never heard about directly)
Well he overheard her and according to my nurse he told her what I did was non of her concern, I was under HIS care, if he felt it was safe and I was comfortable with the side effects that it was NO ONE else’s business.
This all came to be one afternoon when lunch came just as I needed to head down for a CT. The transport guys gave me about 5 minutes to scarf my food but I didn’t finish feeding the baby. He was fine, I would only be gone 30 minutes. Maybe loner. He was crying and wanted me. He wasn’t REALLY hungry. HE just wanted to snuggle more. SO I guess social services some how got wind that he was crying and they assumed that I was starving him by going off for tests and that HE Must take the formula. They also assumed it was “draining me”.
When I got back, in comes the social worker, she said please don’t be mad but we brought this (formula). I told her I didn’t have a problem with him taking it but he was not going to take it. We’ve tried countless times.
Well she thought maybe he’d take it because it was forumalted for fussy, sensitive babies. My baby is not fussy and does not have a sensitive stomach. The opposite in fact. I eat just about whatever I want to and he never complains.
I assume she’s not very “experience” smart and only book smart because she was clearly lost as to why he didn’t want a bottle and why we were sure a different kind would not work. I can only assume she has no children of her own.
The thing is if it’s NOT my nipple he won’t even let it in his mouth. If we use a sippy cup it pours tight out of his mouth with a “what did you do to me” look on his face.
Oh, well. She meant well by bringing it. SHe crossed the line if the doctor felt the need to raise his voice to her.