My niece just gave birth at Bremerton Naval Hospital ...
They said they were taking the baby away because she was breastfeeding on demand instead of scheduled feedings and she was starving the baby to death by not allowing formula supplementation.
She has inverted nipples and they never even told her they had a lactation consultant on staff.
They forced her to undergo a psych evaluation and an IQ test before they would release the baby to her.
WTH?! She was severely sleep deprived after a 2.5 day labor and apparently wasn't answering their questions to their liking. My sister said the social worker asked, "Where do you live?" My niece answered by telling her the name of the neighborhood on base. The social worker said, "So you don't even know your own address?" and began writing.
I found a LLL group local and found out the LC at the hospital was excellent. When my sister asked why they had not called in the LC when they saw her nipples, they said, "Well, she was busy yesterday." Gross negligence on the nurses part.
I strongly recommended (read cursing and yelling into the phone) that my niece hire an attorney and sent a list of local family law practices. As soon as the hospital found out she had an attorney they backed off of everything. They said, "She has an attorney?! How did she find one so fast?" Um, she has me for an aunt, that's how!
Thank God she's home with the baby now!
An IQ test, for God's sake!