Quote from PinkNBlue
What is the scripting that you guys use for moms who request their babies go to the nursery overnight and be brought back to them for feedings? We get a lot of moms who want to send their babies to he nursery so thy can get some sleep.... Understandable but in a baby friendly hospital, we're trying to not send babies away from their moms. I'm not about to argue or refuse to take their baby but that's the tricky part. I always say it's most beneficial to have baby with them at night and explain why but not everyone gets it.
That's pretty much the most you can do... once the mom is exhausted and wants the baby to go to the nursery, she's made up her mind. Just like mom's who want to bottle feed... you can try to tell them all the pros and reasons why to BF or room-in, but they are going to decide what they want to do anyway.
I recently had a BF only mom who wanted her baby in the nursery between every single feeding. It was frustrating, because the baby wanted to start cluster feeding, which meant going back and forth between nursery and room. I told the mom that it's probably easier to keep baby next to you, so that you can pick-up on early hunger cues; if the baby starts acting hungry in the nursery we are going to bring him back anyway, so he might as well be next to you sleeping. She still wanted the baby to go to the nursery anyway.