Hopefully this is a question that can be answered easily. I am curious about something and cannot seem to find a real "answer". It seems to me the majority of women will need to practice patience in breastfeeding as it can take up to 2 weeks for milk to "come in". If that's the case, why do the hospital nurses seem to force-breast-feed every 2 hours no matter what? I am due mid-November and have 2 friends who have just gone through this scenario themselves. Neither had milk upon delivering their babies, both were all but forced to allow needless suckling from their babies only to lead to cracked, dry and even bleeding nipples. I'm sure I'm missing something here so please enlightmen me. Much thanks.