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Boobo&bugs Due September 24; 1 child; Simpsonville, South Carolina 5783 posts
status 6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lily Ann + Lil Annie:</b>" he never comes around....even when they do rounds in the morning. im there every freaking day at 6am. ... [snip!] ... try to page no answer. the nurse somehow gets in touch with the dr for me and it takes a week or so for him to get back to me."</blockquote>




That is ridiculous! The doctor's only come around once?! Ours were practically always making their rounds. Does your nicu have on site lactation consultants? Sometimes they can push the doctors to respond faster since the poor nurses always have so much to do.

Lily Ann + Lil Annie Due November 1 (boy); Japan 113 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Ezzy Jane:" They can do that by weighing the baby's diapers."


in nicu they don't weigh diapers..on pediatrics they weigh diapers because they dont need an completely accurate weight...just an estimate.. in niu they physically weigh the baby nakie... its much more accurate that way. they do it every 3 hrs here.

user banned 3 kids; Texas 26201 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Lily Ann + Lil Annie:" lol yesterday i waited all day in front of the nicu drs lounge and my hubby parked in front of the cafe to see if we could catch him. no luck at all... sometimes i wonder if he even comes in"


Have the nurse put a note in his chart to have the Dr call you and schedule a time to meet up maybe to discuss your sons healthcare.

Ezzy Jane 2 kids; Texarkana, Texas 1225 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Lily Ann + Lil Annie:" he never comes around....even when they do rounds in the morning. im there every freaking day at 6am. ... [snip!] ... try to page no answer. the nurse somehow gets in touch with the dr for me and it takes a week or so for him to get back to me."

That's ridiculous. If LO has been on breast milk the whole time and is now being bottle fed, then dippity do doc should have ok'd you for breastfeeding along with it. I had similar issues when my youngest was in the nicu. In fact, we saw him (the doctor) once, the whole time we were there.

Lily Ann + Lil Annie Due November 1 (boy); Japan 113 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting kate & tilly:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lily Ann + Lil Annie:</b>" he never comes around....even when ... [snip!] ... lactation consultants? Sometimes they can push the doctors to respond faster since the poor nurses always have so much to do."


yeah. we have lactation consultants but they don't see the drs very often. only when observing babies breastfeed but it think it would be rude if she brought up another baby while working with another fam.

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
6th Dec '12

I don't think the nurses are allowed to take him off so that you can feed. What if he suddenly began to aspirate because he isn't used to the feeling of a breast? Wait for the doctor and express that you wish to start breast feeding. Right now he's getting what he needs and I know you're probably longing for that physical bonding to begin, but the doctor would probably have his/her reasons for not giving the okay just yet.

user banned 3 kids; Texas 26201 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Lily Ann + Lil Annie:" in nicu they don't weigh diapers..on pediatrics they weigh diapers because they dont need an completely ... [snip!] ... an estimate.. in niu they physically weigh the baby nakie... its much more accurate that way. they do it every 3 hrs here."


Lol I was gonna say.. ours doesnt weigh diapers either.. its all based on intake.. like my preemie is on 15mL's per feeding now, but they go up 1mL every other feeding... (15mL's was the last dose)

Ezzy Jane 2 kids; Texarkana, Texas 1225 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Lily Ann + Lil Annie:" in nicu they don't weigh diapers..on pediatrics they weigh diapers because they dont need an completely ... [snip!] ... an estimate.. in niu they physically weigh the baby nakie... its much more accurate that way. they do it every 3 hrs here."

Different hospitals I guess. Our nicu just weighed the diapers.

user banned 3 kids; Texas 26201 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Ezzy Jane:" Different hospitals I guess. Our nicu just weighed the diapers."


I wouldnt think that would be very accurate....



but who knows.

Boobo&bugs Due September 24; 1 child; Simpsonville, South Carolina 5783 posts
status 6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lily Ann + Lil Annie:</b>" yeah. we have lactation consultants but they don't see the drs very often. only when observing babies ... [snip!] ... when observing babies breastfeed but it think it would be rude if she brought up another baby while working with another fam."</blockquote>




No request a meeting with her and she can usually call him. Our doctor's always took them more seriously then the nurses for some reason it was strange.

Ezzy Jane 2 kids; Texarkana, Texas 1225 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Hoot.:" I wouldnt think that would be very accurate.... but who knows."

Yeah, there were a lot of things I took issue with at this hospital.

Boobo&bugs Due September 24; 1 child; Simpsonville, South Carolina 5783 posts
status 6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ezzy Jane:</b>" Different hospitals I guess. Our nicu just weighed the diapers."</blockquote>




Our nicu does the same. But they also weigh the baby every 4 hours.

user banned 3 kids; Texas 26201 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Ezzy Jane:" Yeah, there were a lot of things I took issue with at this hospital."



Yeah... this hospital as well. My Anesthesiologist was a b***h for my birth.. and im not happy with the nicu all the time, but rules are rules.

Lily Ann + Lil Annie Due November 1 (boy); Japan 113 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting kate & tilly:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lily Ann + Lil Annie:</b>" yeah. we have lactation consultants ... [snip!] ... her and she can usually call him. Our doctor's always took them more seriously then the nurses for some reason it was strange."


thats funny... i can imagine though...because nurses probably irritate the shit out of the drs. esp with persistent moms like me...

Ezzy Jane 2 kids; Texarkana, Texas 1225 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Hoot.:" Yeah... this hospital as well. My Anesthesiologist was a b***h for my birth.. and im not happy with the nicu all the time, but rules are rules."

My anesthesiologist was great. Very nice. However, it was a little disconcerting to have the gas mask over my face, about to be put under, and in skips the neonatologist, leans over my face and says, "Hey, I'm the baby doctor" and walks away. They also wouldn't let us take any pics of our son in the nicu. Total BS.