This month it's an article about taking care of your newborn. The author writes about being in the hospital with your baby:
"Let your baby stay in the nursery at night. If you room-in, you won't sleep, and you'll have to interpret and respond to all his cries."
Um, maybe I missed something, but isn't that what we mamas are *supposed* to do, interpret and respond to our babies' cries? And what about missing out on that important bonding time during the first days of your baby's life?
Time to write another letter . . .
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Shame on us for thinking that eh?
write that letter and give ;em hell
Where do they think the baby went in the late 1800 early 1900s? There wasn't a nursery around then!
I said that being a mother doesn't begin two days after a baby is born.
think I'll write a letter, too.
I have a friend who is very mainstream and mostly uninformed. After her daughter was born the nurses asked her if she wanted to room-in with the baby and she thought she would rather rest and send her to the nursery. She told me she really regreted that, because she couldn't sleep anyhow, because she kept wondering how her baby was. So around 4am she went to the nursery and asked for her baby.
I really don't see how anyone could manage to sleep while their baby is somewhere with strangers in a strange place and not even a day old yet.
I just remember at 4 in the mo rning staring at her with my eyes really wide thinking "Dang, I wish I was sleeping right now buty I am not even tired" i was still so pumped on adrinaline that I didn't sleep for 24 hours after I had her. She on the other hand did nothing but sleep and just occaisionally nurse.
We stayed in a great hospital though that was more than happy to accomodate our rooming in and we had to go the nursery a couple of times and there was never more than one baby in there.
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I would just be too paranoid to put my baby in a nursery. I used to work on a maternity ward in a hospital and saw what went on in the nursery. Often, there were several babies crying at once b/c there was only one or two nurses at a time. The nurses often gave the babies bottles and/or pacis when the mothers had requested NO artificial nipples b/c they felt the moms would rather sleep. I used to get so ticked off about that. No thank you!
|Originally posted by madrone
<snip> I don't think it will be the same in cio France.
They were wonderful!! (And DD is still spending most of the night in our bed at home!!! And since it started at the maternity hospital, DH has been much more relaxed about the idea, LOL...)
When I had my DD, the nurse came in during the night and shrieked, "where's your baby?!" She was sleeping in my arms and I had a whole fortress of pillows stacked up in my bed. I just couldn't stand not holding her. She belonged w/me.
I just wanted to add that the nurses I had were so wonderful when I had my second ds. When she walked in when we were sleeping together in my bed, she said, "Aww. Look, baby is snuggled up with mommy, right where he should be". That made my day!