I may be small, but I'm a ferocious beast when you mess with my baby or my baby's health and welfare. Take this for example:
I have a stomach ulcer. OK, whatevs, no big. Aside from the fact that having a stomach ulcer makes me feel somewhere along the lines of 80 trillion years old, like I may as well have osteoporosis or something. Anyways...
So I saw my doctor a month ago. He gave me samples for 10 days of a medication to help make it go away. It worked, but after I went through the 10 days, symptoms came back after a week or so. So I called to see if I could have a longer course of treatment. Being a super nice guy, he had his office call me in something so I wouldn't have to drag my little one to the doctor with me and pay a stupid co-pay. Cool. Thanks, doc. You're the best.
Except he's not. I still hold that he's a super nice guy and I really like him, but he made a huge oversight. While samples notoriously do not feature all the product information, prescriptions, of course, do. And there was a HUGE warning, stating specifically that this medication cannot be taken by a breastfeeding mother. HUH?
So I call the pharmacy, thinking they're probably erring on the side of caution. Nope. As it turns out, studies in rats have shown a tendency for baby rats to form tumors. EXCUSEMEWHAT?!?!?!?
I am so pissed. I called the office, forgot it was lunch break, and left a message. Quite a message. My doctor then called me back, letting me know that those medications tend to have those warnings since it's unethical to test medications on breastfeeding women, so they put them on there in order to err on the side of caution. Except, that's NOT true. So I filled him in. And you know what he said?!
"Hmm. Well, I would recommend not continuing it."
I'm totally suing the pants off him if she has any sort of repercussions from this, either now or EVER. Watch yourself, doc.