cross posted in breastfeeding forum...I'm so torn up over this...
Well, I am very pro-bfing of course, but my SIL just had her first baby and even tho' I sent her everything I had on the PROs of bfing, she chose not to...
WELL...that wouldn't be so bad...but...here are the issues:
She didn't even try to give colostrum on day one (...or two...or three)
Baby was spitting up a lot, so Dr put him on Prevacid (WTF?)
Dr (supposedly) told them to put a tablespoon of cereal in the bottle to 'ease his stomach ache' ( I suspect MIL told her to do this...)
He won't poop now, so they are giving prune juice
They are looking into a ilieactic hernia (or whatever the upper stomach hernia is...)
The baby is only 2 wks old...
I am so sad about this that it is affecting my sleep--I close my eyes and worry about her baby... My husband (her brother) has had surgery to repair the upper stomach spinter muscle that may have been caused by starting solids at day 2 of his life...formula/cereal bottle and then other solids within the first weeks of life...and his mom and sister KNOW THAT, yet they are insisting on cereal in this new baby's bottle etc!
I just can't get over the ignorance in some people...and I am feeling so bad for this baby.
Oh...and of course they CAN'T lay him down since he will cry....well no S@*T people, he HURTS!
Ok...WWYD? I want to call my SIL, but I can't be a 'good friend' right now and try and ease her mommy guilt, I actually wanna SCREAM "What are you DOING!!!"
My other SIL actually told me that she (my sil with the new baby) said "If bfing would help him I would try that!"
: (since her mommy guilt is getting to her I guess) Baby is almost 3 wks now...and even though I know she 'could' nurse, I just know she won't want to put forth the effort to really get it started at this late date...and that is IF the baby would even latch on! Poor baby.