Quote from NurseWilliam
My wife calls lactation consultants "milk nazis."
that made me laugh so hard i almost peed my pants.
I have a nursing school buddy that would fit that profile, so maybe I should recommend that she become a lactation consultant.
seriously, I think breastfeeding is great if you can do it. New mom's need all the education they can get to do it properly and successfully, but if it doesn't work out then it doesnt work out.
And if you come across a patient that doesn't even want to try.....oh well! It is their baby and they will be making decisions for it for the next 18+ years so don't get all huffy puffy or call them lazy or bad mothers.....passing judgement is not in our job description, offering assistance, education, compassion, and acceptance IS.