So DD had her 6 month physical yesterday and some of the questions were so funny! The Dr asked me if I lay her down in the crib with a bottle...
First of all I said she dosent sleep in her crib, second she is breastfed so no bottles.
Then Dr asks me, "Oh, so how many ounces does she drink at once?"
OMG are they for real? Dosent a Dr know anything about BF???
She THEN asks me how many minutes does she feed off each breast, and if I offer both breasts per feed.
At this point at 6 mos, DD can eat from one side in a matter of a few minutes. Sometimes she wants to nusre longer, sometimes both sides...there is no timing of her nursing sessions!!
THEN she asks me how many hours between nursing...I say she eats on demand. Dr asks me, well how many hours apart does she feed, she has a blank look on her face. I just say every 2 hours just to stop the questioning.
I find it sad that some Drs know nothing about breastfeeding, and just ASSUME that we all formula/bottle feed.
I wish all Drs knew more about BF...