Re: Can a Hospital force you to give a bottle?
Uh, yeah that is just plain crazy - and I have never in life heard of such a thing either!
I delivered at a fantastic hospital that was very pro-BFing. Although I didnt receive any "help" when I had problems they didnt force a bottle or forumla on me. My day nurse even got me a pump so my milk would come in faster.
I did supplement with formula on my own because we had a lot of latching on problems. BUT, if anyone told me what to do with my body and/or my child the first time I would checked myself out of there and never ever returned. And, I'd have LLL on their butts so fast they wouldnt know what hit them!
I feel awful for your friend that she felt that way. No one should feel forced out of doing what is best for baby!
Jena. Fabulous Mama To 3 year old Riley Nicole & 7 week old Logan Parker born @ home.