Hi, I am due in 6 weeks (though I doubt Ill make it that long). I have been browsing the site and have noticed a few things and was wondering if some of you expierenced mommys would like to give some advice. I saw that you can (should?) refuse to have the baby get procedures done that are not nessecary right away (ie the eye drops) and have them done at a later time. What procedures would this include? I also saw something on the "magic hours". Something about the first two hours and the bfing relationship. I would like all the advice and knowledge you could give me because at my daughters birth I felt totally pressured by the staff and our bfing relationship was minimal at best. I should tell you that I am going to a different hospital and now have a doctor who is pro bfing. I dont want that to happen this time round. Last time they took my daughter away from me to do everything and I didnt like it one bit. I even asked the nurse if I could come for the babys first bath, and she said no because she was busy and didnt have time to show me how. (luckly I had my mother, who is a nicu nurse and used to be L&D, to tell her that it was her responsibility to show me how to do it). I am a pushover and would like to know what I can do so that I make it very clear from the beginning without being rude what I want for me and my baby.
Im sure you can tell Im in the starting to get nervous state.I just want to be prepared this time round.
Thank you so much in advance for understanding and your words of advice and support.