JUST. SAY. NO. –> You can’t take my baby……
JUST. SAY. NO.
You CAN’T Take MY Baby to the Newborn Nursery!
All too often, we~ as hospital staff in Labor and Delivery- Mother Baby units or the Newborn Nursery, want to take YOUR baby away for this test or that exam saying we’ll be right back. Well it isn’t always that quick- in fact it is RARELY that quick. One thing leads to another and before you know it, it is 1 to 2 hours before you have your baby back.
This is beyond wrong.
We are horrible for doing this.
We need to be a better support system for you.
I am working on getting all staff involved in increasing our exclusive breastfeeding rates. This begins with the first feeding. (well- it really begins with birth interventions but of course that is a totally different post)…….
Your baby should stay with you until he latches and feeds.
Skin to Skin is the best way for him to get accustomed to his new habitat and learn where he will be feeding.
STAY WITH YOU
We can do virtually everything~ all routine newborn exams, procedures and tests at the bedside, with you right there.
Speak up and tell us NO