SIL had a c-section (said her 36 week exam hurt too much and she was too swollen to birth normally) two days ago. Because of the c-section baby boy had fluid in his lungs and they kept him on oxygen in an incubator for over 12 hours. They also gave formula because of "low blood sugar." Good news is that the first feeding apparently went well. Last time I talked to her she said that she planned on only BF until 6 weeks. I hope it works out for her. It saddens me that she has so much faith in the medical system that she doesn't even ask if she has any other options or question what they're doing. I know, perhaps those interventions were necessary and I am wrong, but I still wonder. It also sucks knowing that she could have pumped for him. The nurses are supposed to be IBCLC's, so I would expect that they would have brought that up to her. Well, at least I know what hospital I won't be having my next baby at if I am in Wa state at that time, or at least going in with a birth plan. I also don't have all the information, so this is only based on what I have found out on FB and from family in text messages. Sadly in my family it's pushed that medical professionals know everything and I know that if I corrected any piece of information (like formula is needed for low blood sugar) I will be met with "well you're not the doctor!" I'm doing my best not to say anything. My SIL and brother are also worried about his temperature regulation being out of the incubator (he was 7lbs 11oz). I wish someone would tell them about how skin to skin helps with this!
Added: This is the type of situation where I wish people didn't just blindly accept stuff, but questioned their care. I'm not looking for women to make the decisions that I want them to make, but rather to be more involved in their care rathe than be passive and trusting what the doctors say implicitly.
ETA: I have a question can babies be held if they're on a nasal cannula? Anyone know? I'm not looking to start an argument or anything with my SIL (don't even plan to bring it up unless she asks which I doubt), but I am curious.
ETA2: BABY was NOT a preemie and was taken out of the isolette after 12 hours.