Originally Posted by Porcelain Interior
The appointments that would last all day, being stuffed inside a church lobby with tons of people and their 800 screaming kids, being patronized and told you need to fork butter and whole milk into your kids or you're basically starving them was for me a bit much.
I didn't really enjoy the grannies squeezing and stripping my kid, doing pokes and lecturing me like I fell off a turnip truck.
I hear that the offices aren't all like this. I'm really glad!
Our office isn't like this at all
But then, we're out in the middle of nowhere, so there just aren't tons of people around.
Also, the public health nurses here know I breastfeed my kids for a long time, and whenever I go in, they always joke when it comes to the information on breastfeeding that I should be teaching them. For me, going in for an appointment is more like having a nice conversation with someone who agrees with me on nutrition/breastfeeding, etc. Last time I had an appointment, I ended up chatting with the nurse about homebirth (her sister was considering it, etc etc). It was actually a lot of fun!
Maybe that's the exception, however, and not the norm!