- NICU nurse comforting a mother about heranxiety that her son would receive formula instead of pumped milk when the mother was not at the hospital.
“Your blood sugar is 121. If it were 120, we would be fine. Since it is 121, either you get an IV with insulin or your baby goes to the NICU at birth.”
- Health Care Provider to mother.
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“It is to ward off evil spirits.” – NICU nurse to mother who asked what a bottle of formula was doing in her daughter’s bassinet, when the baby was being exclusively fed pumped breastmilk when the mother was not there.
“He didn’t need phototherapy. Why did he get phototherapy?” – Nurse practitioner to mother after her newborn received phototherapy for jaundice. The parents had been told it was critical that the baby receive phototherapy.