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Mom Sues Nanny For Feeding Baby Formula Behind Her Back

Leaving your child in the care of someone else requires a huge amount of trust in that caregiver. Imagine how you would feel if you found out that your child's nanny was openly going against your instructions?

That's exactly what happened to one mom who says her nanny fed her baby formula instead of breastmilk. This mom is now suing the nanny for failing to follow her instructions.

For many new moms, feeding their newborn is one of the most stressful aspects of parenting.

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There's the whole breastfed versus formula-fed debate with shamers on both sides. Not to mention that you have to make this decision while operating on no sleep.

We also know that there are a lot of factors that go into this decision.

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It's not as simple as just choosing to breastfeed or use bottles. New parents have to take into account whether the baby has allergies, a lip or tongue tie, colic, or is prone to gas...

Basically, once a family determined what works best for their baby, they need to stick to that plan.

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Given that there is a lot of debate around this issue, it's important to remember that sometimes this decision is out of a parents' control. It's what is best for the baby.

Lynn Wojton, a new mother from Manhattan, is now dealing with the aftermath of a nanny who wouldn't follow her feeding instructions.

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Wojton hired Marcia Chase-Marshall, a nanny, to help with her newborn daughter during the nights so that she could catch up on some sleep.

According to "The New York Post", the nanny was supposed to wake up Wojton when the baby needed a feeding.

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Wojton's daughter was exclusively breastfed. On their third night home from the hospital, Wojton says the nanny failed to wake her up.

Marshall-Chase allegedly confessed to feeding the baby formula when confronted by Wojton.

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"I was very upset,” Wojton said in an interview with The New York Post. “This is not what I wanted — this is not what I want — for my baby.

Wojton claims that the nanny thought formula was best for the baby.

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Marshall-Chase allegedly admitted to feeding the baby formula because it was less work and allowed her to get more sleep, according to the mother's suit.

On social media, many commenters sided with Wojton.

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Many seemed to agree that the nanny should have followed the mother's instructions, regardless of her opinion. This is a decision that is 100% left up to the parents.

However, some people criticized Wojton for hiring a nanny in the first place.

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Having someone you hired to take care of your child openly go against your wishes would make any parent uncomfortable, even if it means you caught up on your sleep.

Wojton is seeking $10,00 in damages from Chase-Marshall.

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Chase-Marshall has not commented on the suit.

Wojton has since hired a new nanny and she and her daughter are doing well.

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