HACKENSACK, N.J. – A lawsuit currently before a court in Bergen County pits a nurse against hospital officials she saidprevented her from pumping her breast milk, according to nj.com.
Allyson Kubs said the actions of the staff at Hackensack University Medical Center contributed to a serious infection in her right breast, according to nj.com, which reported Kubs was breastfeeding after giving birth to her first child in November 2013.
In her suit, Kubs said on several occasions her supervisors at the hospital refused to provide her with a break nurse or break coverage, keeping her from pumping her breast milk as needed, according to nj.com.
Kubs said when a doctor ordered her to pump two to three times a day to help treat an infection in her breast, her supervisor refused to allow her break time on at least two occasions, causing Kubs great pain, according to nj.com.
When Kubs’ condition continued to deteriorate, doctors were forced to drain her breast of its milk using needles, which left scar tissue that forced her to stop breastfeeding her daughter, according to nj.com.
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