Well, I have finally come in her cross-hairs and can no longer sit idly by. Perhaps I should have spoken up sooner, but I truly felt the anger and accusations she was spewing would be her own downfall. I am responding now because I need to share truth and light in order to dispel shadows and doubt, besides, It is time for me to continue my campaign of evidence-based education backed by references and research.
For those who desire to see the "complaint" so you can understand my thorough frustration and confusion of why she projects blame on a teaching tool (that was not even widely marketed during the time she experienced) her for her child's condition, well, please refer to the claim she submitted here:
Now for my complete response:
|Blog by Jody Segrave-Daly, RN, IBCLC|
As your baby’s stomach grows and her digestive system matures, the rate and frequency of spit-up will decrease. Your baby will likely outgrow spitting up around the time he can sit up, but it can continue through the first year in some babies.” (www.Gerber.com)
If the author desires to take on the Lactation Lanyards, she must also work to discredit the American Nurses Association, Department of Women’s Health, AAP, ABM, Public Health Agencies, WIC, La Leche League, hospitals, formula companies and many educational institutions. There are a plethora of products and information sheets that she will need to prove provide “unsafe information.” We believe we are in good company and do not feel threatened by the baseless rhetoric being directed at our teaching tool.