A first-time mother who relied on her nanny to wake her up in the middle of the night to feed her baby is now suing her. That’s because instead of waking her up during her baby’s nighttime feeding to breastfeed her, the nanny fed the child bottled formula instead.
According to The New York Post, mother Lynn Wojton feels so distressed over the fact that she wasn’t woken up to breastfeed that she is suing her child’s personal nanny for $10,000. In court documents, she states that she gave her nanny, Marcia Chase-Marshall, specific instructions to wake her up so the new mother could breastfeed. Unfortunately, she let the mother sleep and fed the baby herself. The incident occurred back in September of last year.
Wojton recently told The New York Post in an interview, “I was very upset. This is not what I wanted – this is not what I want – for my baby. I cried for an hour, honestly.”
Wojton further explains that she breastfed her daughter Wilder for the first two nights after she brought the tot home from the hospital. The nanny slept in the same room as Wojton and was told to wake her up when it was time for a feeding. Marcia Chase-Marshall woke her up for the first two nights but failed to do so on the third night.
For her part, Chase-Marshall says that she didn’t wake Wojton up simply because she was tired. She also didn’t want to deal with the hassle of helping Wojton breastfeed and that’s why she took matters into her own hands to feed the baby herself.
Unfortunately, Wojton says that this wasn’t the first issue between her and the nanny. She claims that Chase-Marshall would often criticize for the way she handled the baby during the 48 hours that she was with her at home. The mother also stated that after their confrontation, she paid Chase-Marshall $4,200 for her services. After that, she apparently fled Wojton’s apartment and never came back.
“If I didn’t change the diaper the way she thought was best, she would criticize me the whole time,” Wojton added. “It makes you second-guess yourself. You’re a new mother, and this is all very new.”
So far Chase-Marshall herself has not made any public comments or statements about the case.