He said what??

  1. I have a mum of 30 week twins who is having trouble keeping up supply pumping. They are now 34 weeks, but she can't be there all day every day as she has older children. She's tried increasing frequency, all the usual tricks, but no go.

    So me and our LC suggested she might try seeing if her GP would prescribe a galactogogue for her. She went to see her, and the regular GP is away on holidays, so she spoke to someone else.

    This dinosaur told her that as a 46 year old mother of twins (naturally conceived, not IVF), she is TOO OLD to breastfeed and should just give up.

    :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire

    Fortunately she didn't believe him, and is going back to see her regular GP when she comes back from holidays. I'm holding out hope that as a female Dr our mum might receive a little more compassion.

    Primm
    *just venting - thanks*
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   dawngloves
    :lol_hitti That's so stupid, it's funny!
  4. by   ElvishDNP
    What a jerk! What an IDIOT!
  5. by   SFRN
    Quote from OzNurse69
    I have a mum of 30 week twins who is having trouble keeping up supply pumping. They are now 34 weeks, but she can't be there all day every day as she has older children. She's tried increasing frequency, all the usual tricks, but no go.

    So me and our LC suggested she might try seeing if her GP would prescribe a galactogogue for her. She went to see her, and the regular GP is away on holidays, so she spoke to someone else.

    This dinosaur told her that as a 46 year old mother of twins (naturally conceived, not IVF), she is TOO OLD to breastfeed and should just give up.

    :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire

    Fortunately she didn't believe him, and is going back to see her regular GP when she comes back from holidays. I'm holding out hope that as a female Dr our mum might receive a little more compassion.

    Primm
    *just venting - thanks*

    what were the twins eating in the meantime? formula?
  6. by   OzNurse69
    Nope, EBM. We were just going through it at a faster rate than she could make it.
  7. by   mom23RN
    Has anyone suggested oatmeal. I know many a mom who had supply issues who tried it (at least once a day) and was overwhemed with the success. :spin: There's also Mother's Milk Tea and Fenugreek (those can be found at the healthfood store). Last resort is Reglan which some providers will prescribe and some will not as there are some side effect issues.

    HOpe she's doing well.
  8. by   ElvishDNP
    [quote=mom23RN;2086532]Has anyone suggested oatmeal. I know many a mom who had supply issues who tried it (at least once a day) and was overwhemed with the success. [quote]

    I got that advice from all my Hispanic relatives-in-law. My Hispanic moms swear by it too. I didn't see a big difference personally but what can it hurt to try?? I hear that it has to be the real stuff (as opposed to instant).
  9. by   mom23RN
    Quote from Arwen_U
    I got that advice from all my Hispanic relatives-in-law. My Hispanic moms swear by it too. I didn't see a big difference personally but what can it hurt to try?? I hear that it has to be the real stuff (as opposed to instant).
    Yes, I have heard that the instant doesn't work as well either. I am a huge oatmeal fan and always had an oversupply issue. :trout:
  10. by   CHATSDALE
    OATMEAL?????

    where you people 30 years ago when ii needed you
  11. by   aviator411
    When my mother had trouble producing milk for my younger sister the MD had her drink a small amount of beer daily, approx. 1 bottle. She hated it but it worked. Don't know the science involved.
  12. by   mom23RN
    Quote from aviator411
    When my mother had trouble producing milk for my younger sister the MD had her drink a small amount of beer daily, approx. 1 bottle. She hated it but it worked. Don't know the science involved.
    I believe it has something to do with the hops and therefore similar to the method of the oatmeal. Though I have no idea what the science behind it actually is.
  13. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from mom23RN
    I believe it has something to do with the hops and therefore similar to the method of the oatmeal. Though I have no idea what the science behind it actually is.
    Must be the hops or yeast or something. I thought alcohol itself inhibited milk supply, at least I've heard that anecdotally. It's also supposedly associated c developmental delays if consumed regularly. Who knows.
  14. by   TDub
    Quote from aviator411
    When my mother had trouble producing milk for my younger sister the MD had her drink a small amount of beer daily, approx. 1 bottle. She hated it but it worked. Don't know the science involved.
    Has to be a good "hoppy" beer, not the light American bleah beer. Something to do with the grains, which would tie in with the oatmeal.

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