[In the spirit of the breastfeeding web page idea, I think we should get this ball rolling. This was originally jbarbie23's idea, so all credit goes to her.]
We're creating a blacklist/goodlist of doctors, lactation consultants, pediatricians and the like who aren't (and are) breastfeeding friendly. Ideally, I'd like this to become a good solid list of medical professionals organized by country, then state/province/territory. It will be easy to navigate and submit your own experiences, having plenty of information and reviews to help you choose a caregiver who is supportive of your child-rearing choices and doesn't send you home from the hospital with a free gift bag from Nestle.
So, what I need from you guys is submissions. Did you have a doctor who told you to wean because of your sore nipples? Did your lactation consultant not like children? Leave a comment with the city/state/country of said caregiver in the subject line (this helps me organize them as they flood into my inbox), their name and briefly describe your experience. Be constructive, not slanderous and insulting. Don't say, "I hate him and he sucks!", instead say, "I don't feel this doctor is breastfeeding friendly because he told me that at six months postpartum my milk went rotten and turned into cheese. He also told me that having cellulite would help my milk supply." Try not to say anything personal about the person, but keep it focused on things he said or did.
On the other hand, if you had a good experience with a doctor/midwife or lactation consultant, please submit that too. Same rules apply; give the location, name and a brief description of the experience. Again, try to be specific and not just give general praise. If you have more then one submission, leave them in separate comments.
If you have any ideas or suggestions to add, please do so! I'll be collecting, organizing and storing this info until it has a place to go. Hopefully, it'll be linked on the userinfo page for easy access.
Subject line: Tampa, Florida
Message body: Dr. Smith (pediatrician) from Smith Family Practitioners - bad! Smith told me to wean my two week old when I came down with mastitis and was very unsupportive and dismissive when I offered him information about nursing through infection. He also handed out formula samples and has formula propaganda in the form of pamphlets and posters in his office waiting room.