I noticed you are in GA. What hospital are you at?
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9/28/07 at 8:36pm
Isn't there an LC on staff?? That is BS that they are telling her! Have her bring in a BF book to show them the facts! They have no clue! It is a shame that they are giving such misinformation. Your friend can nurse her baby as long as she wants.
If it were me I would intentionally nurse for 20 mins on one side then squirt the nurse in the eye to show here there is still milk in there after 20 mins!
|If it were me I would intentionally nurse for 20 mins on one side then squirt the nurse in the eye to show here there is still milk in there after 20 mins!|
And a big setback....
Well, they are discharging her from the hospital tomorrow even though they want to keep him there. They aren't doing anything for him but monitoring him anyway. She has epilepsy and cannot drive so she will have to have her boyfriend drop her off at the hospital at 6am and pick her up at 8pm. She is going to do this so that she can breastfeed him during the day. At night, she really has no way to, unless she wants to stay and just sleep in a waiting area, there are no parents areas in the NICU and she is recovering from a C-section.
I told her to start playing hardball and call the patient advocate and threaten them with legal action. She knows her rights, but she just isn't the most outspoken person. If it were my baby the local news would be up in there already, but I just feel like I can only tell her these great suggestions and hope she takes them.
I want to start something, I want to really change things with our local hospital. There are so many people who won't speak up or will just believe any BS medical "professionals" tell them. I want to fight for these women. I will certainly be writing letters, but I want to do more. I will be contacting LLL.
I don't understand the reason they won't let the baby nurse. Is it because they think NIP is indecent? Is it that other familes are FF and they will be offended? What's their reasoning?