So I was at a party the other night - chatting to a woman I know only vaguely (from DH's work - we had met a few times before but never really got to know each other)
Anyway - she is 35 weeks pregnant and we were naturally enough talking about babies etc.
Another woman was there who had a 12 week old bubba ...
We were talking about breastfeeding and she said she had been on this breastfeeding seminar thing where the woman told her
"even if you are breastfeeding, give 1 full bottle of formula at night time to make the baby sleep more. Dont worry, nipple confusion isnt real and it wont affect anything, it will just make the baby sleep."
I was a bit gobsmacked to be honest ... I did say a whole spiel about messing with supply, breast refusal and stuff ... but I didnt breastfeed - and my 'baby' is 8 - whereas this girl was breastfeeding her littlie ... you can guess who's advice will be taken
So - how to tell a new Mum to be ... that some advice is dodgy ?
What should I have done?