posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2007 3:55 AM
More About the Hospital Maternity Experience
Having five kids has its advantages - even if they span a quarter-century. For one, you learn your way around the hospital and get to know what to expect.
You also learn what to avoid, which brings me to Lactation Consultants.
Lactation Consultants ostensibly help new Moms learn more about breast-feeding. My experience with them has not left a positive impression.
From my experiences, the information they share can be categorized as either insults or inaccurate. If you're not insulted, the information is likely inaccurate.
Christy's first experience with a Lactation Consultant left her in tears. And it was completely un-called-for. There's more to this than just the Mom - there's the baby and lot of physiology.
This time, when asked if we'd like to meet with one Christy answered "No" and I added emphasis to my "No."
There are probably fantastic folks out there in this field, it's just been my misfortune to meet some of the less qualified or friendly types...