"Incorrectly recorded information ruined a major..."
About: Luton & Dunstable Hospital Luton & Dunstable Hospital Luton LU4 0DZ
Posted by PDJA
What I liked
The healthcare assistances provided the greatest support. Also the breast feeding specialists.
What could be improved
The wrong birth weight was recorded 2850g was written down instead of 2580g. Fours days after his birth he was weighed at a breast feeding clinic and his weight was 2320g. This weight loss was seen to be more than 10% and so he was taken into hospital for blood tests. For the next four days I was encouraged to give him formula milk along with breast milk and we visited the hospital daily for blood tests and daily weight checks.
My son never fully returned to being breast fed and it became quite clear that he prefered being bottle fed.
In my opinion had formula milk not being introduced from day 4 I would of being able to successfully breast feed my son.
On the ward if possible breast feeding mothers would of benefitted from being placed in rooms with other breast feeding mothers.