Baby friendly - page 2

Wondering if any of you work at a hospital that is certified as "Baby Friendly"? Is it working? Do all your co-workers agree with this initiative?... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by Mimi2RN


    Allowing babies to cry instead of letting them suck is not baby friendly.
    I totally agree w/you.
  2. by   KRVRN
    Allowing babies to cry instead of letting them suck is not baby friendly. [/B][/QUOTE]

    Agreed. And they need something if they cannot eat or be cuddled.

    Although the healthy baby rooming in with the mom probably can do without a pacifier since it can be demand fed and demand cuddled. If that's mom's wishes.
  3. by   mother/babyRN
    Supposedly, so our childless but lovely LC says, if a baby sucks its fingers, it isn't getting enough calories. Some babies just love to suck for goodness sakes...(From a former thumbsucker)
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Interesting all the opinions out there huh? I find some defy all common sense and are therefore hard to swallow. Your LC may believe this, but has she never heard the term "non-nutritive sucking"????? sheesh...commons SENSE puuuhleeze.
  5. by   mother/babyRN
    This is perhaps a foolish question, but what the heck...Just because someone has decided a breast fed kid doesn't have to nurse for 24 hours, but don't they get THIRSTY????

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