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Newborns Switched At Hospital, Breastfed by Wrong Moms

Newborns Switched At Hospital, Breastfed by Wrong Moms

An Australian hospital is apologizing to two moms for mistakenly swapping their newborns. The infants each spent about 8 hours with the wrong mom before the mistake was realized. During this time each mom breastfed the other's newborn, unaware of the switch that had taken place.

How did this happen? Geelong's St John of God Hospital, which delivered 9,000 babies last year, said that staffers failed to check the babies' name bracelets.

The families are now reunited with their respective infants and apparently supportive of the hospital staff. 

Read the whole story at The Sydney Morning Herald

Do you think you'd know it if the hospital gave you the wrong baby?


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