POSTED: Friday, December 7, 2012 - 10:02am
UPDATED: Friday, December 7, 2012 - 10:30am
Mothers forced to undergo testing after hospital mix-up.
Tammy Van Dyke is nesting at home with her brand new son Cody, but her bliss is not what it could be after a mix-up at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Apple Valley, Minnesota.
Van Dyke says while she was at the hospital earlier this week nurses at Abbott Northwestern put her son in the wrong bassinet, took him to the room of another new mother and had her breastfeed him.
She spoke with the other woman, who had just given birth to twins, after finding out about the mistake. Van Dyke says that the woman told her a nurse brought a blonde child into her room and things didn't feel right.
The woman says she told the nurse "I don't think this is my baby," and the nurse reportedly told her it was, that she was just tired.
The mother told Van Dyke she breastfed the child, then looked at the tag around his ankle and learned it was not her baby but a child named Cody.
Both women had to undergo tests for HIV and hepatitis.