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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mamamommy3 View Post
    I just wanted to say, on this one on particular, I don't think it's the case very often that staff are super supportive of nursing. Most hospitals are not baby-friendly, and therefore are receiving funds from formula companies to push formula feeding. I know the hospital I delivered at, along with all the ones people I know have delivered at, offered no nursing help unless it was asked for, and would often give babies a bottle of formula and pacifiers in the nursery if mom didn't strictly forbid it. They also didn't do much even when help was asked for, and were always asking if I was sure I didn't want to give her a bottle so I could sleep, or if I was sure I didn't want a pacifier or for her to go to the nursery for "just a few hours" Not trying to say you're wrong there, I think it's awesome that there are are hospitals with such a supportive staff, but I don't think that's the case in most situations, and I wanted to clear that up so the OP was aware of all the different situations she could find herself in.
    Oh no! That breaks my heart! Not to mention that it makes me *very* thankful that I gave birth to my daughter in a nursing-friendly hospital!
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    How's it going, Anna? Did you have Brandon yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*precioustori View Post
    Oh no! That breaks my heart! Not to mention that it makes me *very* thankful that I gave birth to my daughter in a nursing-friendly hospital!
    Yeah it sucks. I had to fight them tooth and nail to make sure she didn't get anything other than BM. When I had my son by section there, they took him to the nursery to get cleaned up while I was resting and he had a touch of jaundice so they went ahead and gave him a bottle of formula-despite the sign we pinned on his little blanket saying BM ONLY Definitely looking into other options next time I have a baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sixyearplan View Post
    How's it going, Anna? Did you have Brandon yet?
    Nope, but I'm having some false labor so I think its going to be soon. I'm with my new foster family now and the mom is nursing a 13 month old boy. She had her leader talk to me about things and I have a doula who will go to the hospital with me now. So I'm more ready than I was before I think. I did find out that the hospital I have to use is kind of known for pushing formula so I have to be careful. I'm making signs that say no bottles or pacifiers to put on the bassinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*brandons.mom View Post
    Nope, but I'm having some false labor so I think its going to be soon. I'm with my new foster family now and the mom is nursing a 13 month old boy. She had her leader talk to me about things and I have a doula who will go to the hospital with me now. So I'm more ready than I was before I think. I did find out that the hospital I have to use is kind of known for pushing formula so I have to be careful. I'm making signs that say no bottles or pacifiers to put on the bassinet.
    Anna - that's wonderful! I think you are going to be living in the exact right place for you!!
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    Sounds like you are in a really supportive environment and that is a HUGE step in teh right direction. I'm so happy for you that you've got that. I think you'll do great! Keep us posted on how things are going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*brandons.mom View Post
    Nope, but I'm having some false labor so I think its going to be soon. I'm with my new foster family now and the mom is nursing a 13 month old boy. She had her leader talk to me about things and I have a doula who will go to the hospital with me now. So I'm more ready than I was before I think. I did find out that the hospital I have to use is kind of known for pushing formula so I have to be careful. I'm making signs that say no bottles or pacifiers to put on the bassinet.
    Great News!
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*brandons.mom View Post
    Nope, but I'm having some false labor so I think its going to be soon. I'm with my new foster family now and the mom is nursing a 13 month old boy. She had her leader talk to me about things and I have a doula who will go to the hospital with me now. So I'm more ready than I was before I think. I did find out that the hospital I have to use is kind of known for pushing formula so I have to be careful. I'm making signs that say no bottles or pacifiers to put on the bassinet.
    That is so awesome that you are placed with a nursing mom! I can't wait to see you back here and hear about lil Brandon's arrival!
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*brandons.mom View Post
    Nope, but I'm having some false labor so I think its going to be soon. I'm with my new foster family now and the mom is nursing a 13 month old boy. She had her leader talk to me about things and I have a doula who will go to the hospital with me now. So I'm more ready than I was before I think. I did find out that the hospital I have to use is kind of known for pushing formula so I have to be careful. I'm making signs that say no bottles or pacifiers to put on the bassinet.
    You rock, Anna! You're going to be an awesome mom!
    I'm Shannon!
    Single, babywearing, barefoot in the grass mama to 3 wonderful babies!
    Abby 11-25-03
    Terry 9-29-06
    Kate 6-12-08
    and my Jack 11-17-02, gone to God at 11 weeks



    "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."

    "I am going to be happy today, though the skies may be cloudy or gray. No matter what comes my way, I am going to be happy today."

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mamamommy3 View Post
    You rock, Anna! You're going to be an awesome mom!


    your update brought to my eyes. What a wonderful start!

    Here's a tip about the hospital but it requires being pushy.

    Don't let them take him from you AT ALL for any reason. He doesn't need a bath or time in the nursery. They can do his PKU with you right there. They can't MAKE you send him to the nursery either. That will prevent the opportunity for them to give bottles or pacifiers.

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