Nursing mothers in nursing school - page 2

I will begin my nursing school classes right around when I have a 5-6 week old baby. Some of my evening classes will be 6 hours long. For mothers in nursing school with infants, and more... Read More

  1. by   TweetiePieRN
    Quote from charlies
    Probably not a popular opinion, but I find that to be ridiculous.
    Well, of course you would have that opinion...you are a man, so therefore you would never have to be in that situation, now would you?
  2. by   babynurselsa
    Fiona, I think the one you should have been upset with was the co-worker who wa supposed to be covering for her that took 15 minutes to show up.
    She could have just as easily have been in the bathroom doing her business, so should we also say it is ridiculious to need to go to the bathroom while at work?
  3. by   tntrn
    How do you know the co-worker who was relieving was late? Unless breaks are scheduled (and no ob unit I've ever worked on has had the luxury of knowing just when a break could be taken) there's no way to know who left without actually handing off the care, or who didn't show on time, in which case the original worker really should not have left. Especially with a patient 10 minutes from delivery.
  4. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from pink2blue1
    Also wear lots of nursing pads in yoru bra just incase.

    I used to have to cut maxi-pads in half to use. Those nursing pads were too thin. One baby would cry around me & my clothes would be soaked. The adhesive backing helped keep them in place too. lol

    Good luck!
  5. by   Nathalie
    I would not mind having babies in class because I love them, but I do find that pretty hard and weird to believe! Im used to hearing "leave your kids at home and if you cant than stay home". Oh well. I guess if theyre quiet than its all right


    Quote from charlies
    Probably not a popular opinion, but I find that to be ridiculous.
  6. by   elizabells
    I don't mind having babies in lecture class. If they cry, they get taken outside and it's fine. One of the girls in our class just got pregnant, and she thinks she's going to be able to bring the baby to clinicals. Uh-huh.
  7. by   Nathalie
    Clinicals!!!! WOW!!! I dont think thats allowed!!!!


    Quote from elizabells
    I don't mind having babies in lecture class. If they cry, they get taken outside and it's fine. One of the girls in our class just got pregnant, and she thinks she's going to be able to bring the baby to clinicals. Uh-huh.
  8. by   HisTreasure
    Quote from elizabells
    I don't mind having babies in lecture class. If they cry, they get taken outside and it's fine. One of the girls in our class just got pregnant, and she thinks she's going to be able to bring the baby to clinicals. Uh-huh.
    Talk about a mother giving her child a headstart!
  9. by   austin heart
    Quote from TweetiePieRN
    Well, of course you would have that opinion...you are a man, so therefore you would never have to be in that situation, now would you?

    Well I am a woman and a mother of an 8 month old and I also find it to be ridiculous. I think that it would be very distracting, not only for the mother but her classmates. How can one concentrate on the material being taught if they have to also care for their newborn? As posted in other threads of this nature I have strong opinions about the time needed to care for and nurture a young baby and I just don't see how that time could be taken while sitting in a 6 hour long lecture with your baby.
    I would go with pumping as most everyone has suggested. I also second the Pump in Style. Someone posted that these are not meant to be used by multiple users but they can be as long as you have your own works ie: tubing, breast shields and collection containers which you can purchase for about $50. The milk itself never comes in contact with the pump portion. How do you think that hospitals can rent pumps? Also the idea of having your husband bring in the baby on your breaks is a great idea. It is easier to keep up your supply if your baby is actually feeding at the breast more, plus it will give you that extra mommy time that I am sure you will want.
  10. by   Nathalie
    That is toooooo funny

    Quote from kiyasmom
    Talk about a mother giving her child a headstart!
  11. by   fergus51
    Quote from TweetiePieRN
    Well, of course you would have that opinion...you are a man, so therefore you would never have to be in that situation, now would you?
    I'm not a man and am VERY pro-breastfeeding, but I wouldn't want babies in my class either. Usually there are enough breaks when in school or at work for mothers to pump.
  12. by   TRINI_RN
    Quote from Nathalie
    Clinicals!!!! WOW!!! I dont think thats allowed!!!!
    LOL. Now THAT's a little bit too far. :roll
  13. by   hospitalstaph
    Quote from austin heart
    Well I am a woman and a mother of an 8 month old and I also find it to be ridiculous. I think that it would be very distracting, not only for the mother but her classmates. How can one concentrate on the material being taught if they have to also care for their newborn? As posted in other threads of this nature I have strong opinions about the time needed to care for and nurture a young baby and I just don't see how that time could be taken while sitting in a 6 hour long lecture with your baby.
    I would go with pumping as most everyone has suggested. I also second the Pump in Style. Someone posted that these are not meant to be used by multiple users but they can be as long as you have your own works ie: tubing, breast shields and collection containers which you can purchase for about $50. The milk itself never comes in contact with the pump portion. How do you think that hospitals can rent pumps? Also the idea of having your husband bring in the baby on your breaks is a great idea. It is easier to keep up your supply if your baby is actually feeding at the breast more, plus it will give you that extra mommy time that I am sure you will want.
    The internal parts of the Pump N Style are not sealed. Check with your local Medela rep and they will also tell you that they are not intended to be passed around, reguardless of the fact that a mother purchases a new collection kit. Pump N Style's are not rented by hospital or pump stations for this very reason and also because they are designed to last about a year with full time pumping. (yes I they often last ALOT longer) I have also heard that Medela will not sell collection kits to the public for the Pump N Style to discourage multiple users. I do not know this first hand but have heard from more than one person. I would imagine that individual pump stations set their own guidelines.

    Tracy

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