Originally Posted by Turkish Kate
Congrats, it's a fun place to be, isn't it? I was the resident babywearing, cosleeping, cloth diapering, baby food making, homebirthing, midwife wannabe whackjob in my class. It sure makes for a tough OB rotation. Just remember, it's not reality, it's nursing school.
Thanks. It was just so discouraging.. our instructor kept referring to bf'ing as "that choice
" and it would be like "so if moms decide to make that choice
- and it is
a choice.. blah blah blah"
I knew it was going to be like this when I heard her say that babies will do just as well on formula as they will on breastmilk, that there is really no difference. (Really? I mean, really? What happened to evidence-based practice here?)
This woman has never had children, so I don't get the huge issue that she has with breastfeeding, but whatever.
I just need to get through it and bite my tongue. It's just sad to think that the other people in my class who have no parenting experience are taking her word as the written truth.
Oh, and she told us to tell our patients to cut up Kotex to put in their bras- because nursing pads have plastic backing. I use Lansinoh disposables and they don't have plastic at all--
There was one awesome woman in my class from last year- she also homebirthed, breastfed forever (lol), homeschooled, etc. But I had to take that year off, so I'm with a new class now.
Okay, I'll shut up now. But thanks, guys. It helps to know that you've experienced similar situations.
I think I'm really just going to try to keep my mouth shut for the rest of the semester.