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This Mother Is Suing a Hospital for Millions After She Accidentally Killed Her Son... Read More

  1. by   MunoRN
    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    That *movement* away from formula became more like a stampede here in NYC after then mayor Bloomberg pushed another one of his nanny state initiatives:

    Mayor Bloomberg pushing NYC hospitals to hide baby formula so more new moms will breast-feed | New York Post

    Bloomberg's breast-feeding plan: Will locking up formula help new moms? - CNN
    New York's "Latch-On Initiative" just encourages good healthcare, I don't really see a problem with that.
  2. by   Skippingtowork
    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    That *movement* away from formula became more like a stampede here in NYC after then mayor Bloomberg pushed another one of his nanny state initiatives:

    Mayor Bloomberg pushing NYC hospitals to hide baby formula so more new moms will breast-feed | New York Post

    Bloomberg's breast-feeding plan: Will locking up formula help new moms? - CNN
    "Nanny State?" Breastfeeding initiative has been existence long before mayor Bloomberg. Breastfeeding is best! But this has nothing to do with this mother falling asleep with her baby. All the smotherings or near-smothering I have seen were related to sleepy mothers who refused to put their baby in the basinets. Also, how many nurses sleep with their babies? I hear it all the time.

    Neither the hospital nor the nurse is to be blamed hear. When you reproduce yourself, you should have some basic knowledge, such as the possibility of smothering your baby if baby is kept in bed with you. Parents are advised all the time, but so often refuse to listen. It's their baby.
  3. by   Skippingtowork
    Quote from AnnoyedNurse
    All nutrition whether for an adult or infant requires a doctor's order. So yes it is permissible granted there is a doctor's order. Most likely, this nurse did not call the doctor to get an order to feed the infant. You, however, are missing the entire point. The nurse has a role to keep her adult patient pain free and her newborn patient safe during the feeding. A patient on ambien should not be in the bed with an infant. End of story.
    There is no reason to call the doctor if the mother is exclusively breastfeeding. If the mother wanted a bottle, that nurse would probably skip to get the formula and feed the baby herself.
  4. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from klone
    Honestly, I don't think there is more to the story. I think it's exactly how it happened - nurse brought baby in to nurse, mom fell asleep because of narcotics and Ambien, and suffocated her baby.

    While we do not routinely give sleep aids to women postpartum, once in a while we have. And all postpartum women are ordered narcotic pain medications - we give that out every 4 hours round the clock.
    I agree with you. I left a mom/baby unit because they built a new hospital (moved us to a new building) that resembled exactly a hotel. Dim lights, huge private suites. The problem is we had post partum mom on one wing alone behind closed doors with their newborns on narcotic and sleep deprived. Meanwhile, we were expected to be on another wing with a pit/mag laboring patient, or catching another baby in another room, or in the OR (same floor) circulating a C-section along with a couple couplets on the other wing. Very unsafe. Very scary. Management couldn't give a care. It's still the practice. 4 couplets, or 8 moms, or 8 babies or 3 couplets and an active labor. Management only cares about satisfaction scores and the pretty building. I left.
  5. by   beckster
    Statute of limitations coming up, I'm guessing. She probably feels like "It's now or never."

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