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    Quote Originally Posted by bitterpure View Post
    That last update is the strangest bit yet of the whole story for me: so she's got breastfeeding under control but they gave her a night of formula feeds anyway? I would've thought that the last night in the hospital would've been a really good last opportunity for her to 'practice' breastfeeding whilst she still had midwives around to help her perfect her technique. Bizarre.

    How is she going with everything now? Hope all is okay.
    Yep that's why I felt it wasn't standard either. But given so many others have had the opposite experience at this hospital, I would assume it was the particular mw's on duty for her.

    Thanks for asking - they are doing very well thanks. The only part she's a little upset with now (with hindsight and knowledge) is she regrets agreeing to f/f so often over night, but had no idea it wasn't the norm. Thankfully it hasn't affected their b/f relationship so all good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    Yep that's why I felt it wasn't standard either. But given so many others have had the opposite experience at this hospital, I would assume it was the particular mw's on duty for her.

    Thanks for asking - they are doing very well thanks. The only part she's a little upset with now (with hindsight and knowledge) is she regrets agreeing to f/f so often over night, but had no idea it wasn't the norm. Thankfully it hasn't affected their b/f relationship so all good
    I'm glad it all worked out in the end and the breastfeeding wasn't affected.

    It's amazing how much midwives can vary between what they see as 'standard' practice. I was in a flood of tears of frustration at the private hospital I went to because I had one midwife telling me to not to wake DS to feed him and another midwife telling me the exact opposite. All so very confusing for a new mother when you just want to do the right thing for your precious new baby and don't know who or what to believe. I just kept asking my Mum what she would've done and went with that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    That's what it's known as by numerous staff of the surrounding public hospitals.....
    Yep. That's what the mchn called it and that's in general what ob/mw refer to that place as.

    It's fine if you as a person are not fussed/keen on a vb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitterpure View Post
    I'm glad it all worked out in the end and the breastfeeding wasn't affected.

    It's amazing how much midwives can vary between what they see as 'standard' practice. I was in a flood of tears of frustration at the private hospital I went to because I had one midwife telling me to not to wake DS to feed him and another midwife telling me the exact opposite. All so very confusing for a new mother when you just want to do the right thing for your precious new baby and don't know who or what to believe. I just kept asking my Mum what she would've done and went with that!
    Yes I agree. I'm not sure how much 'continuing education' is required as a midwife to keep up your registration?
    I swear some of the midwives I met had views from the 60's! Not too helpful as a confused first time mum.

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    I remember being shocked when we visited my sis in law and she was giving formula so early. Babies hardly need any milk in first few days as their stomachs are so tiny! They're much better off having the colostrum. They only need 5 ml when stomachs so small. Each to their own so I don't wanna sound opinionated.

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    The whole list sounds 'odd' to me, but maybe she went in with those things in her birth plan or no birth plan at all so they just suggested anything. Did she have a support person?


 

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