Yesterday I finally got to go see my nephew (born almost 3 weeks ago @28 weeks) in the nicu at MGH in Boston. I just love how baby and breastfeeding friendly they are! They have multiple pumping rooms in the nicu for the moms, they provide the moms with hospital grade pumps while they're there visiting AND they sent my SIL home with her own hospital grade pump! The babies only receive breastmilk, whether it's their mama's milk or donor milk. Unfortunately he has a special heart issue that makes him unable to tolerate the high fat in breastmilk (they even tried "skimming" her milk, but it was still too fatty), so right now he's on a special "low fat" formula, while my SIL pumps and saves for when he cam have it. The nicu nurses are so sweet and treat them with so much love. Oh! And they have a 101 Reasons to Breastfeed poster on the door of the women's restroom in the nicu waiting room, I thought that was so great!
It's just so nice to see a hospital filled with doctors and nurses and LC's who actually care and know what they're doing! :)
on Mar. 18, 2013 at 8:55 AM