Did anyone see this article in the Wash Post this morning?
I don't know, it kind of seems like this woman is overreacting. It's of course negligent and never should have happened but your LO is ok and plenty of women breastfed different babies in the past.
Our hospital confirmed our identity by matching up numbers on the baby and on me every single time they brought the baby back from the nursery. Now I know why they do this.
It's terrible that basic procedures (checking ID bracelets) weren't followed, which would have prevented the mixup in the first place. It would also be insanely frustrating that the hospital is in CYA mode more than providing the parents the information and assurance they need. I'm sure the probability of any harm is low but you'd still want assurances.
I have to say I don't understand how you would not realize you were BFing another baby. I knew exactly what my daughter looked like. In fact, she never left our sights. She stayed in my room, and when she went to the nursery for brief checkups my husband always went with her. She was always seen first and returned because she was the only baby with daddy tagging along.
I just read this article! Everyone asks me why I'm going to Sibley (though Sibley was mentioned in the article about a mixup too) instead of Arlington. I just can't imagine this happening. While I realize the risk is very low that some ill effect would come to the baby, I can also understand the family wanting some answers. That the hospital isn't cooperating and in CYA mode makes me very suspicious. Of course they don't want to get sued, but they probably deserve to be sued.
I always thought that I would send the baby back to the nursery at night so that I could rest. Not anymore. I'm going to keep the baby in the room with me.