when I am not there. He is rooting a lot, and she said that the doctor had asked if they can give him a bottle when I am not there. I said no way, as I want to fully breastfeed, they can give him a cup or a feed down his tube, but no bottles. AIBU??
Sounds like he is coming on! I guess the good thing is that they did ask, rather than takeit upon themselves. Do you have a sign on his crib saying no bottles or formula? Or do they not make those mistakes anymore?
TBH I have given up asking when he will be home, I keep getting told different things, the doctor we saw today said he is doing very well and we just need to get the feeding sorted. But we have been told that he can come home with a tube as we have taken our girls home with a tube before. The nurse did go through a discharge list with me last night, but not sure if it was to save time when he is actually discharged or if its because he will be home soon.
tbh they shouldn't ask if they are following the unicef baby friendly guidelines which all maternity/neonatal units are supposed to be working towards.They should know not to give a bottle to an infant like yours. YANBU Good on you for saying no and I am glad he is doing so well
SGK one of the nightshift nurses actually gave DTD2 a bottle during the night when DTDs were in SCBU. I had managed to exclusively provide EBM for 2 babies and they just thought it wold be nice to give her a bottle . At this point they hadn't even offered to let her try he breast so the first thing she had in her mouth (apart from tubes) was a rubber teat
Arrggh this makes me mad. I was asked so many times when my ds was in scbu if they could give him formula/bottles/a dummy. They also mixed my ebm up in the fridge with another lady who had a similar surname.
Hsve you been on the bliss website - they have an excellent messageboard for anyone who has/has had a baby in NICU/SCBU will try to do a link - the address is www.blissmessageboard.org.uk