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why do student nurses tend to get sick on pediatric rotation?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Children and infecio: Children are frequently hospitalized with severe viral illnesses. Obviously, with their inherently bad hygiene, student nurses interact and may contract their virus.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Community resistance: People tend to become less ill by having earlier episodes that built their immunity. Someone who works in a pediatric clinic daily will eventually develop a tolerance to new germs that are similar to those that went through last season.A student nurse,fresh from an adult setting, but newly exposed to kid germs will go thru a break in period. After a while, and some illness, they resist better

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What should I do while interviewing a pediatrician?

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Will letting my baby use a pacifier make it harder for her to nurse?

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Dr. Theresa Willett
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Nipple Confusion?: The short answer, of course, is "maybe." babies have a reflexive need to suck, but the way they need to suck to nurse is different than how they can suck on a bottle or pacifier. In the first week or so of nursing, the different shape of a pacifier may make learning a good latch at the breast harder, but many babies do great with both. If she nurses well, it should not be a problem for her or you!
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
I couldn't agree more. I've had loads of Ukrainian moms in my practice, every one of whom breast and bottle fed from day one, along with using a pacifier, and not once did any of them have any problems with feeding. I think expectations and approach may have a huge impact on feeding outcomes.
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