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I must be a magnet for people who have anti-bf and anti-ap views… :LOL<br><br>
Anyway, this time, I was at the doctor’s office, waiting to be called back to speak to the pediatrician. (Background story: My ds has been having severe nose bleeds, blood in his stool, and LOTS of lab tests to determine what was wrong… Immediately prior to the appt, I had received a phone call from the dr’s office, asking me to come on in as soon as possible because the dr needed to talk to me. So needless to say, I was anxiously waiting my turn.)<br><br>
A nurse came out to the waiting room and asked me, “What type of formula is your son on?” (Well, in and of itself, that question was annoying because they automatically assumed that he was ff. If she had bothered to look in my chart, they would know he was ebf, and is just now starting to experiment with organic solids, but I digress.)<br><br>
I replied, “He’s not on any formula. He gets breastmilk, and now a few solids.”<br><br>
The nurse left, and I sat back down in the waiting room. There were several other women in there, and this sparked a conversation between them.<br><br>
One of them said, “Oh, I could never do that, it’s just not natural.”<br><br>
I was <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"><br><br>
Had I been in a better frame of mind, I’m sure I would have had a lot to say, but 1) I was really worried about what the dr wanted to see me about, and 2) the nurse came back out then and told me the dr was ready to see me.<br><br>
So for all you bf-moms, just wanted to let you know you’re doing something “unnatural.” <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"><br><br>
By the way, my ds was diagnosed with Von Willebrand’s Disease (a genetic blood disorder similar to hemophilia), so it’s been a really, really rough week. The dr sent us back to the hospital for more labs, and ds still has blood in his stool, and on top of it, he now is coughing and sneezing, and just generally not feeling well. Poor guy. It is truly breaking my heart.<br><br>
Thanks for listening.<br><br>
(Cross posted in <a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=34933" target="_blank">this thread.</a>)
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Sorry to hear about your son's illness. That must be so tough for you.<br><br>
I can't believe that lady is so stupid! Not natural? But feeding a baby from a can is I guess... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><br><br>
Imagine all those years before we had formula, all those poor babies being fed so unnaturally :LOL
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> for you and your Ds.<br><br><br><br>
"unnatural" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake">
 

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I'm so sorry your son is sick. I hope now that you have a diagnosis you can get some answers and help him get better.<br><br>
Stupid comment by the lady in the waiting room- sounds like she's feeling guilty for not ebf her own kids.
 

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She said it's UNATURAL??? Then, what I wonder, does she consider natural? Ya know, God gave women breasts for a reason, and it isn't just to please men. Jeez how does she think mothers nourished their babies before formula was invented? For hundreds of years as well? Some people really need a reality check. And btw I am sorry about your son; I hope he feels better soon.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/disappointed.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="disappointed"><br><br>
Keep us posted on your son. Hang in there mama. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Was this another mom? I can remember when I was about 15 thinking this. Also about vaginal childbirth... come to think of it, sex still creeped me out too. Fortunately when I matured I changed my mind on at least two of these. :LOL
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I hope now that you know what it is, you can help DS start feeling better.<br><br><br>
ETA: "Unnatural"? Was the woman grinning hugely while saying this. You know----if ignorance is bliss and all, she must be pretty darn happy.
 

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Unatural <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake"> What kind of twisted society we live in where BFing is unatural and feeding from a can is the norm? Yuck.<br><br>
Hopefully your son will be able to get better now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> Yeahhhhhh that makes sense...NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
I also had a nurse ask what DD ate during a regular day once. She asked if DD drank formula as well...."ummm no she is breastfed and she is 18 months old anyway" ugh!<br><br>
So sorry for all of the bad experiences you have had lately. They seem to come in bunches.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> I hope that now that you have a diagnosis, you can get good help for your little one. Keep us posted.<br><br>
Unnatural? What was that thing Eve ate in that story called? Oh yeah, Big mac w/ a straberry shake. (BTW - I'm not commenting on religion here, just using the story to make a point.)<br><br>
Yikes, it's amazing the crap that comes out of people's mouths. Do they hear what they're saying? They must not.<br><br>
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Unnatural? What planet is she from??<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br>
Where pray tell do the formula trees grow, in all their various species: soy, cow milk, hydrolyzed protein, and the with and without iron subspecies? Or do the formula trees bear fruit which must aqueezed and then canned like orange juice?<br><br>
Now that you have a diagnosis to work with, what happens? Is this variation easier to treat than regular hemophilia? I hope.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Thank goodness you are breastfeeding! I can only imagine what his system would have to go through if he was FF. Good job Mama!
 

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I'm sure she is also in the "circumcised is more natural" camp too.<br><br>
I'm glad that you were able to get a diagnosis for the bleeding trouble and I hope that you are able to find a way to help deal with your son's condition. I hope he is feeling better soon.<br><br>
Love Sarah
 

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Sorry to hear about your son...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br><br>
And how presumptuous of the nurse...<br><br>
I am glad nobody ever assumed that when my kids were babies. I guess I was lucky. They all knew I was breastfeeding.
 

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I'm sorry to hear the news about your son.<br><br>
Hmm... BFing is unnatural. What an interesting world that woman must live in! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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Major hugs to you and your son. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br><br>
Hope this diagnosis is able to bring you some relief for him<br>
keep us posted.
 
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