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Cat, I don't like it like that.

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]
posted by xiaolongbao on Sep 12, 2009 - 20 answers

Nursing clothes

I need breastfeeding tops. Please tell me where I can find some that won't cost a ton of money. [more inside]
posted by LittleMissCranky on Sep 4, 2009 - 19 answers

Travel Nurse in UK?

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?
posted by mrmarley on Aug 27, 2009 - 1 answer

It was a world of tears and ouch. Need it be again?

Nursing mother alumni filter: Question about breast feeding a second baby, when you had trouble breast feeding the first. [more inside]
posted by lottie on Aug 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Longer periods between nursing/pumping sessions?

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]
posted by hollyanderbody on Jul 31, 2009 - 9 answers

I just want to help people

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]
posted by pintapicasso on Jul 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Both are great for me, actually

Please help me choose between nursing and pharmacy school please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2009 - 18 answers

Nursing in New Zealand vs. nursing in the US.

Nursing in New Zealand vs. nursing in the US? [more inside]
posted by supercrayon on Jun 14, 2009 - 2 answers

The racerback nursing bra. Does this exist?

(ahem) Women of MeFi: Seeking information on nursing bras. Difficulty level: racerback. [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Jun 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Can I turn a family loan into a loan that qualifies for loan repayment?

Can I turn a loan from a family member into a loan that qualifies for loan repayment? [more inside]
posted by hurricanemag on Feb 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Blood makes me sick, Needles make me pass out

Career in the medical field that doesn't involve blood or needles? [more inside]
posted by TurquoiseZebra on Jan 5, 2009 - 29 answers

I'm stuckz. Help me figure out how to get unstuckz.

I need to decide whether to move from Maine to Boston or not for school. (extended explanation below). [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Nov 11, 2008 - 7 answers

one semester? FAIL!

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]
posted by sully75 on Oct 31, 2008 - 18 answers

Need home health care / home aide in NY

Help. Please. (Live-in?) Home Health Care in NY. Really long explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Oct 29, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I abruptly and painlessly wean my toddler?

My toddler has abruptly stopped nursing. How do I deal with this, physically? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2008 - 14 answers

Help a liberal arts major become a nurse

Help me flesh out a plan to first become a nursing assistant then a nurse. [more inside]
posted by learn to read on Sep 30, 2008 - 10 answers

RX something interesting

I'd like to get more excited about healthcare/medicine. What should I read? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Sep 22, 2008 - 8 answers

Becoming an RN abroad?

Are there any opportunities to attend nursing school (to become an RN) abroad as a U.S. American? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on Sep 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Elderly Skin and Bruising and the Effects Of

Nursing home horror, involving the skin of elderly people - (disturbing description inside) [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Sep 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Do I need to replace parts of a breast pump after long disuse?

What, if anything, do I need to replace on my Ameda Purely Yours breast pump, after 2 years' hiatus? [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Aug 29, 2008 - 3 answers

Estimating weight from breastfeeding

Fitness/Breastfeeding Filter: how do you estimate weight retention from breastfeeding? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2008 - 8 answers

HELP, Somebody Needs I!

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]
posted by Xurando on Jul 14, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me pay for nursing school

Scholarships for nursing students? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Jul 1, 2008 - 6 answers

RN abroad opportunities

Any good resources for international nursing programs/opportunities for a u.s. RN with 1 year experience/ english speaker to work abroad.
posted by mrmarley on Jun 13, 2008 - 1 answer

Help me become Ob-Wan Gynobi.

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]
posted by damsorrow on Jun 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Ex-con, future nurse?

What are the parameters for a criminal background check for nurses? [more inside]
posted by Sublimity on May 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Human Anatomy Lab courses in NYC

Human Anatomy/Microbiology Independent Lab courses for college credit...in NYC? Anywhere? [more inside]
posted by iamck on Apr 2, 2008 - 3 answers

Mommy Moo-Cow Filter

Need recommendations for an automatic breast pump. [more inside]
posted by Emperor SnooKloze on Feb 22, 2008 - 14 answers

Goat bras: why, exactly?

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.
posted by bookish on Feb 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Canadian nurses in Engalnd? Anglophone nurses in Montreal?

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]
posted by TheyCallItPeace on Jan 16, 2008 - 13 answers

Is it wrong to plan for your career based on your ideas about the future economy?

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]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2007 - 17 answers

Help me reconcile emotionally with my new graduate degree.

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]
posted by hurricanemag on Nov 28, 2007 - 21 answers

Too little?

How much weight loss is too much? [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on Oct 28, 2007 - 14 answers

Tell me the truth about travel nursing

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]
posted by hurricanemag on Sep 3, 2007 - 5 answers

Crack that nip!

[BreastfeedingFilter] My partner and I just had a baby boy. So far, breastfeeding is going pretty darned well, except... [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on May 6, 2007 - 24 answers

Cute little glass medicine bottles.

Pharmacy Geeks: Why are some medicines still packed in glass ampules? [more inside]
posted by dog food sugar on Mar 11, 2007 - 12 answers

What's wrong with Granny?

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?
posted by socrateaser on Feb 19, 2007 - 14 answers

fenugreek while nursing?

Fenugreek and nursing moms? [more inside]
posted by konolia on Feb 19, 2007 - 17 answers

Options for a new RN in the criminal justice field?

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]
posted by houseofdanie on Jan 17, 2007 - 8 answers

Work for a English-speaking nurse in Madrid?

Work for an English-speaking nurse in Madrid? [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy on Jan 13, 2007 - 4 answers

No more nighttime nursing!

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]
posted by leahwrenn on Jan 6, 2007 - 15 answers

How to soothe an infant who wants 24/7 nursing?

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]
posted by clever sheep on Dec 10, 2006 - 21 answers

Joining the National Guard as a 91W?

What is involved in serving in the Army National Guard as a 91W, Health Care Specialist? [more inside]
posted by mistermoore on Nov 17, 2006 - 7 answers

Going into nursing?

Should I go into nursing from another field? [more inside]
posted by aussicht on Aug 26, 2006 - 16 answers

where to get breast/milk cup?

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]
posted by judybxxx on Jun 15, 2006 - 9 answers

Ouchy Feet

Tips for alleviating pain from standing / walking around for 12+ hours at a job? [more inside]
posted by dog food sugar on Jun 5, 2006 - 19 answers

Nursing Shoes

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?
posted by killThisKid on May 16, 2006 - 24 answers

Nursing school

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?
posted by Shanachie on Mar 14, 2006 - 3 answers

Should I apply to a top notch grad school with less than stellar grades?

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]
posted by discokitty on Jan 16, 2006 - 6 answers

Fetch Mommy a Drink.

Anyone here ever have a drink while breastfeeding? If so, what were you told about alcohol and breastmilk, how much and often did you drink, and did you notice any effects on your baby, then or later? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2005 - 16 answers

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