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    Default Please help.. Very stressed!! Can my 4 week old baby come into hospital with me??

    Hello,
    Just wondering if anyone knows if my 4 weeks old baby can come into hospital with me? I have to go in for IV antibiotics because of a nasty kidney infection. My Mum seems to think that King Edward ( a maternity hospital where i had my baby) will take me in and my baby... has anyone herd of this happening before or had it happen for them??
    Thanks in advance ladies!!!!
    Bubbly!

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    As far as I know bubs can stay with you until they are more mobile ie rolling/crawling, so shouldn't be a prob. Two friends of mine took their babies into hospital with them when bubs were under 4 months.
    Good luck

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    If you are breast feeding they will have no problem at all. BUT... if you are bottle feeding, they won't be as nice. Just my own personal experiences.
    I would def call them and find out for sure tho.

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    Hello Ladies,
    Thank you for your replies... i am express feeding for her.. but as i havent got much of a supply im having to express before each feed.. i hope they will let her stay in with me...
    Bubbly

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    One of my friends was breastfeeding while the other was formula feeding, and both were allowed to have their bubs stay.
    Hope it all works out!

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    I was formula feeding my bub when she was 8 weeks, and had her in hospital with me pre-op, post op I couldn't have her in there though. She stayed with me for a week. Considering your only have IV antibiotics it should be a prob- call and check....tell them you have no one else to look after her....they usually give in.

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    If you do get to have your bub with you at least you could take advantage of KEMHs great hospital grade pumps to express!

    I'd ring them and check, but most hospitals, especially womens hospitals, have a baby friendly attitude. They want to keep things as natural as possible for you and bubs!

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    I hope you're ok by the way, and have a speedy recovery- hospitals are so horrid to have to stay in.

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    Just don't take no for an answer! I certainly wouldn't let them separate me from my baby, breastfed or bottle fed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM View Post
    Just don't take no for an answer! I certainly wouldn't let them separate me from my baby, breastfed or bottle fed.
    I agree - a 4 week old baby is just far too little to be apart from mummy regardless of how it's fed.

    I had to have a rather urgent operation when my DD2 was only 13 weeks old. I'd been having gall bladder attacks through the last few weeks of my pregnancy not knowing what it was. When it was finally diagnosed after I'd had baby, I was given 2 days MAX to prepare (ie express BM). I was put back on my maternity ward where the wonderful midwives cared for my baby along with my hubby while I was in surgery and recovery etc. however I was in a surgical room (soo comfy!) rather than a birthing suite. The Dr's, nurses & middies were all wonderful, baby had a special cot etc however no-one could get her to take EMB from a bottle. She didn't feed for nearly 12 hours when they finally said it was ok for me to feed her without worrying about the anesthetic.
    Anyway, long story, but I recovered well and DD slept soundly for 2 days because of the small amount of anesthetic still left in my BM!


 

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