formula branding at the dr. office
I had the same thing at our pediatrician's office. Posters, pen holders, the whole nine yards. They even give you a little booklet to take notes (like there are places to write down questions for the doctor, your baby's weight and height, etc. for each visit)... only it's covered with branding, and each of the pages (one for each visit) has a long list of types of formula your baby could be on... you're supposed to check of which one he's on. I guess breastmilk is under "other"?
Anyway, when handing it to me, the pediatrician was like, "since you're breastfeeding, just ignore the advertising."
It feels really inappropriate, but I don't know if I'd be overreacting if I switched to another practice or what. I chose the practice because they are all mothers themselves. Anyway, I'd be interested in hearing other people's opinions.
I guess I kind of view this like the advertising for specific medication and vaccines that they have on the walls at my Dr's office. I'd hope that those freebies don't affect their recommendations but in reality they all likely do...
My midwife had a binder of birth info they give to everyone and it had Lansinoh breast pads and lanolin sample! Those were the only samples in there too. :)