Just thinking after the recent BM discus

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Just thinking after the recent BM discus
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Tue, 02-02-2010 - 8:19am

Deb and I were talking the other day about the breast milk discussion we have had recently.

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Tue, 02-02-2010 - 8:50am

I've never had more than one baby on the same bottle, so it's never been an issue. I also usually just keep the can of formula here and mix it myself. I did have one mom that would bring me bottles already made because they were 1/2 formula and 1/2 breast milk. Her kids (I had both her ds and dd from the time they were 2mo-2 and 3 years) both drank their milk cold from the fridge.

I did give a kid with minor allergies a cracker once that had something in it he wasn't supposed to have. He didn't have a reaction and it wasn't a big deal, but it sure made me more cautious from then on. I felt horrible about it, and his parents didn't seem concerned. I tell ya, I didn't do it again, though! I'm just thankful it wasn't a severe allergy. We're all human and we all make mistakes. Thankfully mine wasn't a big one.

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Tue, 02-02-2010 - 9:18am

When you are running multiple babies is where the risk comes in.

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Tue, 02-02-2010 - 9:28am
The biological factor certainly comes into play when dealing with BM as opposed to formula. I do know some parents that would freak out about it, but I also know some parents who really wouldn't care. You know your parents, though and what they will and will not tolerate. The color coded system is a good one. I use that for cups for all my kids. We're supposed to label bottles with the child's name. When I only have one on a bottle I don't feel it's necessary. When I have more than one we either write it directly on the bottle with a Sharpie or put a piece of masking tape on with the child's name. Like I said though, I've never had a problem with it. I don't normally take two under 1yo. I'd rather have just one under 1yo and another between 1-2yo. Different stages to enjoy. :)
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Tue, 02-02-2010 - 9:58am

Wouldn't that be a situation!


It hasn't happened to me only because I have only had one bottle fed child at a time. But I can see how it could happen if there wasn't a set procedure on handling bottles. We have one here. As part of our regs, we are required to have ALL bottles clearly marked with the child's name and Date.


Would I fess up if it did happen. Absolutely! I do believe, like you, that it would be grounds for termination. But there would be bigger issues than that to deal with as stated in your OP.


I can only hope that if it did happen to a provider, that we all learn from it and develop a plan so that it Never happens again.

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Tue, 02-02-2010 - 10:02am

Luckily that hasn't happened to me! The only time I had a BF baby she was the only baby.


I did accidentally try to fed a baby another baby's icky soy formula. The look on this poor baby's face when she took a sip of that icky, discusting soy formula gave it away. Unfortunately the soy baby got the regular formula right before then. She sucked it down! It probably tasted better. (She didn't do soy for an allergy issue- mom and dad thought it was better- yuck).



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Tue, 02-02-2010 - 10:06am

Honestly, in seven years of doing child care, I have only had

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Tue, 02-02-2010 - 11:39am

I also find it interesting that some of you are able to hand a bottle to a baby. Our regulations state that we must feed the child until they are drinking from a cup (and presumably at a booster or high chair).

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Tue, 02-02-2010 - 11:49am

Hi Nan, no longer a provider but...


I color coded but for teh children's ease and to stop the spread of germs (sniffles and such) from the sippy cup crowd. I didn't color code bottles b/c I only ever took one infant at a time. I also almost always used my own bottles. BUT, if I had a multi baby all the same bottle situation I'd probably just write their names on all their stuff, including the lip of the nipples w/ a sharpie or use a color code system.


The only thing close to a mix up was once I asked my dh for help w/ one of the babies - I asked him to bring me a bottle. Well, he filled it with milk, heated it and brought it. I just couldnt' understand why baby was making such a face. lol I finally asked dh what he made the bottle with. lol Oh well. No, I didn't tell the parents - it was a suck or two and baby hated it, didn't get indigestion or anything and b/c it was COW milk I didn't find it necessary to say.


As for accidently giving a ff baby bm - even if it was only a drop you SHOULD tell the parents of the mix up and prevention measures now in place, but I can see a lot of providers (especially those who work alone) not telling. Not saying it is right to not tell, but I can see a LOT of providers who wouldn't place a lot of importance on that event AND would be afraid of parent reaction.


As a level headed, btdt mom if a provider told me this I would be concerned. i would want to know that prevention measures are now in place to prevent it from happening again. I'd probably research into infectious diseases passed through bm, but it would necessarily freak me out. BUT, as a new mom there is no telling - we all knwo how new moms are and I was no exception I am sure. :)

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Tue, 02-02-2010 - 12:09pm

The sharpie thing doesn't work for me.

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Tue, 02-02-2010 - 3:19pm
I love when a baby can hold their own bottle! It

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