View Full Version : Actually spoke to a nurse who knew about breastfeeding!
08-13-2007, 08:07 PM
I got a call from the hospital today to confirm Della's procedure Friday morning (dental work under GA). She was telling me what time, giving me the rules, etc. She said nothing by mouth after midnight. When I asked about breastmilk, I expected to hear no. Instead, she said "Well, it is a clear liquid so up until about 2:30 am, it should be fine.
We talked about breastfeeding for a few minutes. She used to be a pediatric ICU nurse and was a big BF supporter.
In all of my dealings with nurses and doctors over the last 5.5 years, its rare to meet medical professionals that really know more than the very basics about BF.
08-13-2007, 08:20 PM
That is great! Sounds like you had a nice conversation. It is sad how ill-informed some medical folk can be.
And I hope Della's procedure goes well!
08-14-2007, 06:48 AM
Isn't it surprising? When I had my MRI last month I was injected with contrast. We were still nursing to sleep at that time, and from my research I already knew we'd be fine to nurse that night. But just for kicks, I asked the male nurse/tech who walked me through things before the procedure. He spouted off all of this info about uptake times and halflife and said that "from his reading of the literature", we would be fine to nurse any time after the procedure. I was sort of stunned.
I hope Della's procedure goes well tomorrow and that she isn't too scared or uncomfortable.
08-14-2007, 01:05 PM
I hope Dellas procedure went well.
I'm hoping to be a nurse that knows more than just the basics. I wrote my capstone paper for nursing school on breastfeeding.
08-14-2007, 06:29 PM
I wrote my capstone paper for nursing school on breastfeeding. Well that's certainly appropriate! :D ;)
08-16-2007, 10:39 PM
Everyone was really great after both my colonoscopy last fall (with the dose I got it was recommended waiting 4 hours by Dr. Hale) and also my wrist surgery under GA in April.
The doctors and anesthesiologists were extremely well informed! I didn't really need to take Hale's book along, but they thought it was great that I did! :)
So much better than the docs with my emergency surgery when Tommy was 7 weeks old. They said I had to wait 48 hours. I didn't, but I did wait 24 and it was awful on him. He had already been away from me for three days while I was in the hospital, he didn't need to see me and still not be able to nurse! :(
08-17-2007, 04:50 AM
All the nurses that I have come across have been very knowledgeable. It is funny, but my GP is probably the least knowledge of everyone I've come across -- He just looks everything up! (He doesn't make a judgement call or say I can or can't, he just hauls out the books!)
08-23-2007, 12:16 PM
Update: It went very well. The last time she nursed was about 3:30. DH left for the hospital about 5:30. I stayed behind to get Lucy on the bus, and a friend took me to the hospital. She woke up and nursed pretty much immediately.
Her teeth look great and she is no longer in pain. She is like a totally different child - so happy and funny and talking and eating like mad. :)
08-23-2007, 01:15 PM
I haven't been here in a while, what happened to her teeth?
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