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From Denise in snowy Indiana:  the mom of a 2 week old term infant whom =
I have been helping to get baby to latch on and stay on has finally =
succeeded in getting 10min    +  10 min at breast without SNS.(Baby is =
fingerfeeding for the times when he won't attach). Parents are worried =
but reassured by diaper counts and good suction with attachment and =
swallowing,and this was validated further by weight check at Md's office =
BUT Here's my vent: Baby's healthcare provider told parents that by =
Tuesday they needed to decide whether or not to Bottlefeed because "You =
can't let Breastfeeding ruin your lives."Both the parents were a bit =
shaken by this info.which they didn't expect from the Md. especially =
with the improvements baby has made since birth(had been re-hospitalized =
for jaundice/dehydration prior to my initial contact with the family). =
How many parents have been told this advice already?  Another baby's HCP =
told mom of 2 days postpartum that she needn't Bother with pumping when =
she asked about returning to work-"it's just not worth it".  Yes,there's =
alot of education needed in this realm of healthcare and I'm trying my =
best but I declare it's a lot worse out there than I previously thought =
it was....... If only there was a magic wand to be waved to rid the =
world of  hazardous advice!  By The Way,if anyone has advice as to what =
is wrong with my formatting,feel free to drop me a line,I am trying to =
fix it but so far,you can see I haven't.    Denise Ferrell   DCF@iquest  =
 New Palestine,IN =20