So this past Monday I was recommended to go to a dermatologist by my optometrist because I've had tissue built up on my eye lid from a previous eye lid infection last year, that swells up every now and again. My optometrist thought maybe my rosacea might be partially to blame for it flaring up and getting larger at times. I was excited to think that maybe with some topical cream I could calm down this tissue on my eye lid, until I can get it removed later in May.
I get to the dermatologist feeling good. My LO makes friends with EVERYONE in the waiting room. I find out I'm not going to see who my other doctor recommended but that was ok, besides, how bad could it be??? Had I known how bad it COULD be, I would've left that instant.
We get into the room and I explain my issue to the nurse or assistant, or whatever she was. She was nice to my son, and played with him, etc.
The doctor walks in, starts off ok, then goes off on a tangent about my finger nail biting habit causing my eye to swell, and how I'll teach my son a bad habit, etc. I got a little flustered, but let it slide.
The doctor was probably in his 50's, so my parents age, but so dry, and not personable at all. He told me we were going to eliminate some foods, to calm my skin's redness down, but immediately lost his train of thought or just didn't finish his thought and went straight to medication.
He said he's give me a topical cream on top of oral medication. I was sure to ask if it was ok to take while breastfeeding. He stops dead in his tracks, looks at me like I'm psycho and proceeds to say "WHO are you breastfeeding?" I pointed to my son and said "I'm BF'ing him". His mouth dropped open and said "Why??? Isn't he over a year?? You need to stop". I did everything I could not to belt out facts and most importantly I had to bite my tongue because I wanted to strangle the man and tell him to shut up.
I left that place crying and will never step foot in that office again. I cried to my mom and husband and told them how I wished people would quit telling me to raise my child. I guess I can blame his lack of knowledge about breastfeeding, and leave it at that.
I do pose this question though. I'd personally like to e-mail, call, or leave a message for their office and let them know what he did to me. He used a loud, rude tone of voice, and had no right to tell me to stop breastfeeding and why.
Do I just let it roll off my back, or say something?!?!?!?!? This is the first time I've ever dealt with this kind of situation so I'm conflicted with how I should react.