Originally posted by Dayray
(Hope this doesn't start a debate) I get so frustrated with nursery nurses giving my babes bottles when mom is trying to breastfeed. Unless the baby has a low sugar I don't bottle feed for the first 24 hours.
Why is it that dayray? At my hospital also, the nursery nurses seem too quick to give bottles. I'm not sure what it is about the nursery, but that seems to be an easy habit for them. It does undermine breastfeeding. And contrary to popular belief, I do support breastfeeding.
I also like couplet care for continuity reasons. At my hospital, days and evenings shift do couplet care, and nights separates them. It makes it hard in the morning when I'm getting reports, and nights can't tell me a stinkin' thing about the baby. I get out of report to find that the baby is on a cardiac monitor, under bili lights, or went to NICU. Sure woulda been nice to know that before!
All and all, I think it makes fo rless confusion for the patients.