A friend of mine had a baby about a week and a half ago.
The baby would not latch on I guess, so the hospital had her pump for a few days and give it to the baby via bottle.
Well they sent her home with the baby still not latching on, and no pump. I had even called the hospital right after I heard the baby was not latching on, and asked if they had a lc on duty. They said no, but the nurses know eniough. I was not impressed.
She says she has tried the nipple shield to no avail.
She said that she is giving her lo formula, and expressing milk by hand in a warm shower.
I told her this morning to get a script from the doc for a breast pump, and the state would pay for the rental. That way she could at least keep her supply up until someone can help her with getting the baby latched on.
I am so frustrated because she has NO help. I live 4 hours from her. She lives in the boonies, and I can not find a lc to help her free of charge. grrrr...
sorry not really any questions, just ranting
I can't even find a LC to pay up where she lives.