My friend had her baby by c/s yesterday at the local hospital. First, the fob (her husband) had to go
in and demand that they bring the baby to the recovery room so she
could bf him--when he did this her nurse "quit" them and they got
assigned to another nurse. She was insisting that the baby stay in
the nursery until after the first bath and then go out to mom once
she is out of recovery. (This is their usual routine.) The nursery staff was very put off by the family's request and were quite rude. At least the FOB was prepared
for this (by my forewarning) and went in and demanded they bring the
baby out lest he do it himself.
THEN--since the lo was only 6 1/2 pounds he was getting blood sugars
done. One of the results was 34 so they gave him formula by bottle
without any consultation or notice ore even a warning to the parents
whatsoever. Mind you.....knowing this hospital like I do---as well
as I do--I warned her to be clear with them about her feeding
preferences upon admission, which she did--and quite assertively I
might add. She exclusively bf'd her last child and planned to do so
with this one. Still the nursery nurse took the liberty of giving
the formula herself. OMG WTF!!!!! He wasn't even symptomatic!!! How
about retesting--or maybe drawing a serum glucose on an asymptomatic
baby before sticking a bottle in his mouth?????
And shouldn't she still have a choice?? What kind of formula or how
to give it (finger or cup feed versus bottle)???? Or maybe she
might have wanted to be the one to give it! After all--she is the
Thanks for letting me vent---but I still don't feel any better!