DD is 5 weeks old and I took her in today for a frenulectomy (quick 5 minute procedure but she had to have GA because of her age). After she was done I went to go see her and I set my bags down so I could take her and as I was setting my stuff down I heard the nurse say, "I'm going to give her some glucose water and see how she does and then we'll offer her the breast." I looked up and was so deer-in-the-headlights. I watched the nurse put the bottle in her mouth (which was open mid-scream) and the second DD felt it she started shaking her head. She knew it wasn't the good stuff and wanted absolutely nothing to do with it! At that point I snapped to and just said, "I'd rather nurse her," and took her. Not surprisingly, she latched on immediately and happily munched away.
I'm so, so disappointed. I'm disappointed in them because they were SO great, and they all obviously knew I was nursing yet this still happened. And I'm disappointed in myself for thinking it wouldn't happen and not telling everyone to NOT give her a bottle.
So, the plan of action is to write them a letter and let them know what happened (but be sure to tell them that I loved everything else about the visit so they know I'm not just a complainer) and to explain why it's bad, bad, bad, bad, bad. Any tips? What all should I include, who do I address it to, etc.? I also want a response from them (so I KNOW they read it)...how would I basically say that I want a reply without directly saying as much?
.......I hope that last bit made sense. I got 2 1/2 hours of sleep. And I'm still haunted by the image of an Enfamil ready-to-feed bottle of glucose water perched at the opening of my baby's mouth.