"My wishes for my newborn twins were ignored"
About: Medway Maritime Hospital / Maternity Medway Maritime Hospital Maternity ME7 5NY
Posted by Caroline11 (as ),
My newborn twins were put in 'transitional' care following an emergency c-section.
The transitional care nurses worked to their own agenda and it felt like I as the mother had no say whatsoever. My son was fitted with a nasal feeding tube despite having a strong sucking reflex. And despite my putting 'no feeding tube' in capitals in my birth plan.
I was keen to breastfeed but the nurses insisted on formula to force my babies to put on weight as quickly as possible. Every time I tried to feed them my babies were already full.
We were kept in for over a week with daily weigh-ins until we lied and promised we'd just use formula. As soon as we got home we ditched the bottles & established breastfeeding with no trouble at all.
The nurses at Medway seemed to have no interest in me or my wishes for my children. They just worked to their own agenda.