I'm sorry that you got treated so disrespectfully- let's pray that the charge nurse was just having a bad day! I agree to not worry about her rudeness- there could have been a thousand reasons for her being cranky, and though there is no excuse for it, we are all women enough to admit that we do it to at times. ;>) Well, not me, but you know. The rest of you. *lol* I work in an NICU, and the first thing I wanted to say was that feeding the baby 90cc at once won't kill him, and that's your priority. No killing of babies, at least not until you have your license and can be held legally responsible. There are three basic rules that I have learned that really helped me prioritize when working with infants, and perhaps you'll be able to make use of them...
1) No killing of any kind. Moms don't like it when you kill their precious wittle pootieheads.
2) Don't call a baby a "porker" out loud at any time. This is just bad all around.
3) When changing a diaper, make sure that the anal orifice is directly facing anyone in the room but yourself. Babies have magnificent distance-pooping capabilities, and can be a marvel to watch, and while being pooped on sucks royally, watching others be pooped on can be quite a treat.
So, as you see, your particular sin does not fall within any of those parameters. You're safe in my book. ;>)
We look at the total number of cc's in 24 hours; sometimes babies are hungrier than other times, and contrary to popular belief, they don't understand you when you tell them it's not time to eat yet. I do agree with one of the posters above who mentioned the spitting up- feeding a large amount, especially if it is gobbled down, is not a good idea because you will overfill the stomach and it's just going to come right back up again. Remember, babies will eat when they're hungry, and will stop when they're full, but it takes the brain time to register the fact that the stomach is full- this is true for adults as well as infants. Perhaps the baby WAS hungry, but if the feed had been slower, it would have provided an opportunity for that stomach to FEEL fuller, and maybe then the baby wouldn't have been so eager to drink the whole bottle. I agree that perhaps that baby would be better fed if you were allowed (or if the order was written) to feed smaller feeds (30-60cc) more often (q 1-3 hours instead of q3-4). Ultimately, you did little wrong here (and I wouldn't even call it 'wrong', honestly, but I would have asked the nurse in charge of the baby what she thought I should do before doing anything else). Don't let the man get you down. ;>) You actually showed excellent critical thinking skills by running through all of the possibilities and attempting to solve the problem (the baby crying).