I thought it might be fun to share some of the silly, outrageous, and just plain WRONG things people have told us about breastfeeding over the years. :)
I went in with my second for the 6 month well visit. I was already unhappy with this doctor but hadn't decided whether to look for a new one yet. She asked how DD was sleeping, and I said lightly, "She sleeps great!" She pressed further, "Does she wake up at all?" I answered, "She wakes up a few times to nurse, but we both go right back to sleep." She then gravely told me that I should stop the night-nursing and that she didn't need it any more. I just sort of nodded and smiled, eager for the subject to be closed so we could talk about actual medical issues. :p She sensed that I wasn't really agreeing with her, and went on to say, "You know, studies have shown that getting up in the middle of the night to eat is linked with obesity."
So basically she equated my 6-month-old baby's night-nursing with an adult getting up at 3AM to eat fried chicken. I was sitting there thinking, "Either she thinks I'm an idiot, or she's one- either way this is just not working out." hahaha.
Share yours! :)
Edited by Katielady - 1/3/12 at 11:46am