Hi mamas. I'm having a really rough night. I delivered my 34 weeker twins Monday. They are doing very well on room air. They are being fed via ng tube and my daughter has started to latch and is removing small amounts of milk. They are feeders and growers. My NICU nurse today told me that as far as she is concerned, I can kangaroo care the twins all day long because that is quiet time and that is what's best for them. She was the best, but she is not working this weekend. Well, my daughter was just crying in her isolette and I pushed the call button and a nurse came in (private NICU rooms) and I asked to hold my daughter and she basically told me no--she re-swaddled her and told me to get some rest. The charge nurse talked to me shortly afterwards when they saw me crying in the hall--she was trying to convince me (and from the sound of it, convince herself too) that my babies needed quiet time to grow.
Can you help me find the research that shows my nurse today was right--that skin-to-skin with me is going to help them grow more than laying in a plastic box?
Having someone tell me when I can hold my babies or that I cannot hold my crying baby is the worst.