Quote from L&Dsomeday
IMO, the most difficult part is going to be working with women who do not want to and do not see any value in nursing past one (or even 6 months). I also think that the amount of time that you have available to work with each mother is limited. (please anyone correct me if I am wrong). I dread the day that someone tells me "No I don't want to bf, that's gross"
Yes and no, of course, this is only my experience as a PATIENT!
I was in the hospital 3 days with my twins, which were born on a Saturday (I think, LOL). There was not a "main" lactation nurse there specifically for that on the weekends, although one happened to be there on the floor- does that make any sense?
Now, on Monday there was a nurse there ONLY for lactation visits.
Also, I was able to go back to the hospital at anytime Mon- Fri business hrs to the lactation dept to see someone and have the babies weighed and what not. I went OFTEN! And called often! To the point that if they hadn't heard from me by noon they called me! LOL (Hope I wasn't a PITA patient, lol). So, hospital time is limited and if a mom isn't able/ willing to go back in or to call then time is really limited. But if someone is willing to get the support, I would hope it would be available to them.
Yeah, I would/ will be bummed out by a mother saying bf is gross and that they didn't want to do it. At the same time there are MANY struggles that can come up with it! And it helps to have someone to help you through them!
(I think I'm turning into an activist, LOL)