i was having problems with my son refusing the breast. I asked the baby health nurse at my local baby clinic and she just replied how long do you want to breastfeed for. i told her as long as i possible could but was happy to put him on the bottle if that was what he needed. she told me he is now 4 months old i had feed him long enough and to put him on formula. I just thought HOW RUDE.
I bought some forumla and had on bottle steralised just incase but decided to continue trying him on the breast. After just one weeks my son is feeding happily at the breast again. overall this health nurse made me feel like a fool for asking some of the questions i asked.
I thought the nurse was there to help you not to decide things were too hard and tell you to give up. I am a first time mum and often realy on these nurses for advice but this time i am glad i went with what i felt right for me and my son.
Just to add most nurses are great i have found most of the addvice usefull.
mum to ryan 10-05-05