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klone, MSN, RN 82,383 Views

Joined Apr 2, '03 - from 'Oregon'. klone is a L&D. She has '10+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Women's Health/OB Leadership'. Posts: 11,562 (55% Liked) Likes: 28,411

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    Davey Do likes this.

    Quote from Davey Do
    Why doesn't someone just bottle this stuff? They'd make a million!.
    There is a company that does this. They're called Prolacta. It's a very controversial topic.

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    Davey Do and JKL33 like this.

    I cannot think of a situation where breastmilk is not preferable to Pedialyte. It is living tissue that actually gives antibodies to help fight the illness. It has electrolytes in the perfect balance of what the infant needs, and it doesn't contain artificial sugars, flavors or colors. If the infant/child has a GI illness that is causing frequent vomiting, then the best thing to do is give it in very small (drops or teaspoonfuls), very frequent amounts (every 5-15 minutes if necessary).

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    JKL33 and bagladyrn like this.

    Quote from GoodDay2017
    I agree. Bring back well baby nursery to all postpartum departments. Juggling 4 hig acuity couplets, moms who "hit the wall" at night, no family to help, or Dad is exhausted, they need a break. Being their nurse with 3 other couplets (One on Mag, SGA with unstable temps or one withdrawing) and no nursery nurse - we have to keep newborns at the nursing station and pray your peers will help watch while charting & holding baby, can get to be too much many nights! It is just not safe.
    I'm sorry for those of you who work in units that don't follow AWHONN's staffing guidelines. I'm pretty dogmatic about it. It's RARE that our nurses have 4 couplets, and CERTAINLY not if they moms or infants who aren't totally normal stable SVD or POD#2.

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    pixierose, ICUman, and abbnurse like this.

    Quote from Orca
    I'm a guy, and I agree with this. I notice that a lot of my male colleagues, especially those new to the profession, speak with a lot of superlatives about their work. I remember reading a post a while back in the Men in Nursing forum, where the guy bragged about the "awesome" care that he gave. He was about six months out of school. My thought was that you barely know what you're doing six months in - at least that was the case with me.
    My husband is a nurse, too. He works in hospice and palliative care. His favorite part of the job is petting people's dogs and holding little old ladies' hands.

    Of course, if he were the type to feel emasculated by being a nurse, I wouldn't be married to him. Now that I'm the primary breadwinner, we've also contemplated him working part-time and being a housewife/stay-at-home-dad.

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    Irish_Mist, brownbook, pixierose, and 4 others like this.

    I have a theory. My observation is that most of the "which is the coolest/most respected area of nursing" posts are from men. Do you guys who are preoccupied by that, feel emasculated by being a nurse, so you need to be in the coolest, most "manly" area of nursing possible?

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    GoodDay2017 likes this.

    Quote from OrganizedChaos
    If the nurses were pushed to push breast feeding, then wouldn't they then push breastfeeding on the new moms?
    They're not pushed to push breastfeeding. They're pushed to ENCOURAGE breastfeeding. Meaning - one of the expected duties of the nurses is to encourage it. As they should encourage all other positive health maintenance activities.

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    Quote from AnnoyedNurse
    Klone- a cult like mentality exists in healthcare discouraging formula feeding. I even did a project for my BSN and found that this cult like mentality is very prevalent among paediatricians and hospital administrations. In their eyes, it's only acceptable to formula feed only ifthe mother cannot breast feed due to being breast less, severely sick and on dangerous meds etc.
    I am a board-certified lactation consultant. This is my bread and butter, so to speak. And I can assure you that there is no systemic cult-like mentality forcing women to breastfeed. There may be individual overzealous nurses, or institutions that do not follow the spirit of the BFHI.

    It *is* important to educate expectant moms on why breastfeeding is incredibly important to infant health. That is not a cult. That's science.

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    JKL33 and OrganizedChaos like this.

    Quote from AnnoyedNurse
    I think ultimately the nurse may be held liable. I'm not even an OB nurse but we know sleeping in bed with infants is not safe. .
    People keep saying this. The nurse did not bring the baby to the mom to SLEEP. She brought the baby to the mom to BREASTFEED. I'm quite certain that that hospital, like every other hospital, provides very explicit instructions to women/parents about why it's unsafe to cosleep with their newborns.

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    Here.I.Stand, ICUman, Marisette, and 4 others like this.

    Quote from NurseCard
    Level 1 NICU nurse.
    I think you mean Level 4. Level 1 is a stable newborn nursery.

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    Oh, OP. You're so cute.

    I'm pretty sure whatever job YOURS is, is the coolest.

    I, on the other hand, got to administer a soap suds enema the other day.

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    Rose_Queen likes this.

    Are you a student? Is this a question for a class?

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    NO GLOVES for a vaginal exam? As in, BARE HANDS? Are you certain? That's a huge accusation.

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    Quote from AnnoyedNurse
    I just don't know how I feel about scaring nurses into to doing the right thing.
    Seems to me that it was more about scaring nurses into making sure they protect their license (and their lives, if the nurse in question was convicted and sentenced to prison). I think that's a good lesson for everyone to be reminded of.

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    dream'n, booradley, Irish_Mist, and 2 others like this.

    Quote from Nurse Shirl
    This is horrible and no amount of money will fix it. I do think the nurse and hospital should be accountable. Everyone knows you never are suppose to sleep with your newborn. Why didn't the nurse check on long until she woke up...all these questions would need answered it just seems what we tell our patients to do should not change while they are under our care. The baby should have been taken out of the bed after feeding...
    You don't think the mother holds any responsibility? Feedings with a new mom/baby pair can sometimes take 45+ minutes. How is the nurse supposed to know if the mother is done feeding unless she uses the call light. Our hospital is required to do hourly rounding on patients. Do you think that's unreasonable, and they should be done MORE frequently?