- NICU Nurse to parents waiting to be able to bring home their 33 week twins.
“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.
“I don’t let pregnant women continue breastfeeding.” – Neonatalogist to mother.
|“She’s finally getting something!” – NICU nurse to mother who was supplementing with formula for the first time with her two day old newborn.|
“I’ve never seen a baby at that gestation do so well, you did the right thing fighting for a vaginal birth and making sure he got that steroid shot.” – OB to mother after the birth of her premature baby.
“She just ate an hour ago, babies can’t get hungry every hour, Its impossible.” – NICU nurse to new mother.
“Your baby is just using you.” – NICU nurse to mother as the mother was about to breastfeed her one week old daughter