My Breastfeeding Experience
My baby’s birth date________________________________________________
I am DISAPPOINTED with the lack of breastfeeding support you and your staff provided. You and your staff:
____ Did not encourage exclusive breastfeeding for my baby’s first six months.
____ Offered formula supplementation at the first sign of a breastfeeding problem.
____ Did not encourage breastfeeding in waiting rooms.
____ Displayed formula company pamphlets/posters in your office.
____ Did not seem knowledgeable about breastfeeding.
____ Did not refer me to a lactation consultant when problems were beyond your expertise.
____ Prescribed medications that were not compatible with breastfeeding.
____ Did not tell me about breastfeeding support in the community.
Please consider revising your practices to be in line with ABM Protocol #14: Breastfeeding-Friendly Physician’s Office: Optimizing Care for Infants and Children, Revised 2013. There is also information on the Texas Breastfeeding Coalition website on how to make your practice breastfeeding friendly. DSHS offers inexpensive breastfeeding training for physicians and staff.
Thank you for your time and attention to this important matter.
Texas Breastfeeding Coalition, 2017.