After having a c-section with my first child, I was wheeled to the recovery room where dh was holding ds. A nurse came in and said we needed to give him formula. I told her I was going to breastfeed. She said, "He's a big baby and needs formula as well. You need to give him a bottle now." I hadn't even had a chance to nurse him first. I told her no. She said, "Well, fine, but I am writing that down in your chart!" This made me and dh laugh.
Then she went to the woman on the other side of the curtain and told her that HER baby was too SMALL and needed formula right away. Dh is sure that she works on a contract from Enfamil or something.
She came back again a few minutes later and said, "You really need to feed him." She still wanted me to give him formula. When I said no and asked her why it was she thought I couldn't breastfeed him, she said it was because I had just come out of surgery and I might drop the baby! (dh was still holding him at the time and he was perfectly peaceful). I said, "So if someone helps me, like my husband, and makes sure I don't drop him, I could try breastfeeding him now." She said, "ok".
In hindsight, I should have told her to f*** off, but at any rate I am so glad I knew enough about breastfeeding to stand my ground. If only I would've known enough not to consent to a c-section, I'd have a different story altogether.