Hi everyone ..
I am a new grad and got a job in october as a mother/baby nurse. we rotate between the newborn nursery and the postpartum floor. In the nursery we take care of new admits, boarder babies, and any other babies that need bili lights and such. On the floor we have couplets..the moms that choose to room in with their new little ones. I am still on orientation but will be going to nights on my own this week.I feel more comfortable in the nursery because i have had more time there. i love my job and am so excited to have been blessed with such a great job. I worry at night when i get home that i will overlook something on a newborn and make a mistake. my preceptor is awesome..very knowledgeable and is a great teacher. i feel confident at work and am learning as much as i can. To everyone who is experienced, are there any tips you can give me? Books i can read to increase my knowledge and help my pts even more? I am going to ask to follow a lactation specialist because the joy i see on a moms face when she is able to breastfeed is sooo rewarding.... what can i do to help my new moms ? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.