My daughter just had my grand daughter. The entire process was amazing and I haven't fallen in love this hard in nearly 20 years. (when my daughter was born) She has decided for the health and benefits of the baby to nurse. I nursed and I remember how hard it is the first 2 weeks. A great deal has changed and I was wondering if anyone had any practical advice on how to get through the rough beginning of nursing an infant with a barracuda grip. Are there any products, herbal remedies etc...
My kitten is dry nursing me at night. She won't let me pick her up or pet her during the day. What can I do to strengthen our bond while preserving my sanity? [more inside]
I need breastfeeding tops. Please tell me where I can find some that won't cost a ton of money. [more inside]
As a registered nurse for 2 years now in the U.S., I’m thinking about going to England for a temporary nursing job for a year. I’m looking at this company Continental Travel Nurse.
Anyone familiar with this company or other reputable programs. What are the benefits or pitfalls of such programs?
Nursing mother alumni filter: Question about breast feeding a second baby, when you had trouble breast feeding the first. [more inside]
Breastfeeding filter: I'm breastfeeding a 5 month old, and pumping at work full time. Is it ok to sometimes go 4-5 hours, maybe 6 without pumping or nursing? [more inside]
I want to be a nurse. Should I get a BSN, RN, or something else? Caveat: I have another B.S. under my belt. [more inside]
Please help me choose between nursing and pharmacy school please. [more inside]
Nursing in New Zealand vs. nursing in the US? [more inside]
(ahem) Women of MeFi: Seeking information on nursing bras. Difficulty level: racerback. [more inside]
Can I turn a loan from a family member into a loan that qualifies for loan repayment? [more inside]
Career in the medical field that doesn't involve blood or needles? [more inside]
I need to decide whether to move from Maine to Boston or not for school. (extended explanation below). [more inside]
Is it humanly possible to take A+P II (3 credits, 4 with the lab), Introduction to Chem (4 credits), Microbiology (5 credits), and Nutrition (4 credits), for a possible total of 16 or 17 credits, all in one semester? [more inside]
Help. Please. (Live-in?) Home Health Care in NY. Really long explanation inside. [more inside]
My toddler has abruptly stopped nursing. How do I deal with this, physically? [more inside]
Help me flesh out a plan to first become a nursing assistant then a nurse. [more inside]
I'd like to get more excited about healthcare/medicine. What should I read? [more inside]
Are there any opportunities to attend nursing school (to become an RN) abroad as a U.S. American? [more inside]
Nursing home horror, involving the skin of elderly people - (disturbing description inside) [more inside]
What, if anything, do I need to replace on my Ameda Purely Yours breast pump, after 2 years' hiatus? [more inside]
Fitness/Breastfeeding Filter: how do you estimate weight retention from breastfeeding? [more inside]
My wife was a hit by a car while riding her bike. She broke her leg in 5 places, had 4+ hours or surgery and now has a titanium rod in her leg. She is getting out of the hospital tomorrow. Some suggestions for helping this self centered, busy person become an effective home health care aide? [more inside]
Scholarships for nursing students? [more inside]
Any good resources for international nursing programs/opportunities for a u.s. RN with 1 year experience/ english speaker to work abroad.
I don’t know whether to be an doctor or go into an allied health field, like physician’s assistant or nurse-practitioner. I want to be in-between Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and the guy who gets his door knocked on by the gangster late at night and then takes the bullets out on his kitchen table: a healthcare provider who serves a community and is able to really make connections with people. More inside... [more inside]
What are the parameters for a criminal background check for nurses? [more inside]
Human Anatomy/Microbiology Independent Lab courses for college credit...in NYC? Anywhere? [more inside]
Need recommendations for an automatic breast pump. [more inside]
I'm curious about goat bras.
I've seen a lot of goats wearing bra-like things (like this
), and I'd like to know what, exactly, the function is. Protect the teats during lactation? Keep them from dragging in the dirt? Keep the baby goat from nursing? My animal husbandry experience is pretty limited, but I have faith that somebody on Metafilter has cared for goats.
How easy is it for a Canadian nurse to work in England? And how easy would it be for an anglophone nurse from Ontario to find work in Montreal? [more inside]
Help me get some perspective about my life and career. Is it stupid to make career decisions based on world trends that haven't happened yet? Or is it stupider to make plans based on the idea that everything will stay pretty much the way it is going? [more inside]
I'm finishing a master's program in the next few weeks and I'm feeling horrible about my experience acquiring it. I did a 2 and a half year accelerated nursing program that led into a master's to become a nurse practitioner
. I am really excited about the field and looking forward to where the degree can take me, but the last year and a half (the master's portion) of the process was so emotionally damaging I'm not sure how to move on! [more inside]
How much weight loss is too much? [more inside]
Tell me the truth about travel nursing - is it a great opportunity to spend time in new places and live in lovely, free housing or a road to back-breaking labor and miserable living conditions? [more inside]
[BreastfeedingFilter] My partner and I just had a baby boy. So far, breastfeeding is going pretty darned well, except... [more inside]
Pharmacy Geeks: Why are some medicines still packed in glass ampules
? [more inside]
My mom went to visit my 96 year old grandmother in the nursing home today and found her slumped over in the wheelchair, drooling, clammy and unresponsive. The nursing staff said this had happened before (we were not informed then). They didn't think she had stroke, only possibly that her blood pressure had dropped. However, it was within normal limits when they got her back into bed. She was able to say "no", when asked if she was in pain. The only medication she is on is aricept. Aside from her age, what would cause her to lose conciousness like this?
Fenugreek and nursing moms? [more inside]
I'm a former (er, trying to be former, at least) graphic designer and web idiot, now attending school to become a registered nurse. What I'd really like to do, tho, is eventually work somehow in the area of criminal justice, whether it's directly with victims of crime (and that would be preferable) or not. Help? [more inside]
Work for an English-speaking nurse in Madrid? [more inside]
How do I stop my 17-month-old daughter from feeling entitled to nurse when she wakes up in the middle of the night? [more inside]
Nursing advice before I keel over? We've got an almost-two-week old here at home, and if she could she'd nurse (for comfort as well as food, I know, but there are no indicator lights to tell the difference) around the clock. If we thwart her drive to be hooked up every moment when not in deep sleep, it's howling time. We're trying every soothing trick in the many books to get her to calm down when not latched... [more inside]
What is involved in serving in the Army National Guard as a 91W, Health Care Specialist? [more inside]
Should I go into nursing from another field? [more inside]
Breast Feeding Filter: 32 years ago, (1974),when I was pregnant, I discovered, in the Whole Earth Catalog, a wonderful device called a 'breast cup' or 'milk cup'. It was plastic, shaped like a hollow ball wth a circular hole on side, with that side pressed in so the space was fairly narrow. I wore it on one side while nursing on the other, especially early on, - I caught the leaked milk, [more inside]
Tips for alleviating pain from standing / walking around for 12+ hours at a job? [more inside]
Help me make my hard working wife's feet happy. My wife is a surgery nurse and is due for a new great pair of nursing shoes. We'll be in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area in a few weeks. Anyone have any recommendations on a great place to buy such a pair of shoes in that area?
My wife is thinking about going back to school to become a nurse. She has a BFA and is a fairly high level manager at a wireless company. We had a close friend die 6 months ago and she as felt a great need to do something more meaningful to her. We live in the NYC area. Is there a "best" nursing school local to NY? What sort of classes will she need to have completed to get into nursing school?
GradSchoolFilter: After a lot of soul searching, I've decided I want to change careers. I think I'd like to become a Nurse Practioner. I've already registered for a few prerequisites and will begin classes in a few weeks.
The problem is, although I went to a top-notch school for my undergrad degree, I have less than stellar grades - about B- average. [more inside]