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    Re: Pumping for Prem baby

    Hi all, sorry I've not been on for a while. I've been at the hospital a lot. The oxygen is geting fitted in my house tommorrow so it should be very soon he comes home!!!! I can't wait!! I'm still...
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    Hi guys sorry I've not posted for a while, just been so busy going to hospital. My boy is going to be released in about 2 weeks on oxygen so I've been trying to establish breastfeeding. It's been...
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    Hi there sorry I've not posted for a while. Logan had to get his laser treatment for ROP so I've been worried sick. But def since I started Domperidone, the milk has increased, which is one less...
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    Hi Tish thanks so much for your reply. I feel really reassured knowing that you've went through the same thing. The pump makes me feel like such a failure at times and I'm constantly worrying about...
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    Hi I just need to ask some advice about Domperidone again. I have been told that my boy could be sent home within the next couple of weeks if he's feeding well. My problem, as you know, is that my...
  6. Help - need some advice about breastfeeding prem baby

    HI there, I have recently started BF my prem baby boy. He seems to suck well to begin with but then slows down. I'm not really sure how much milk he's getting. He always needs to be topped up after...
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    Hi there, Logan has an NG tube which he is forever pulling out. I feel less worried having discussed the bottle thing with you all. I've heard that you can get teats which mimic the breast. Any...
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    Re: Pumping for Prem baby

    Hi Marcie thanks for your advice. Logan is also getting one bottlefeed to 2 tube feeds each day now. He also breastfeeds twice a day. The nurses have advised that bottlefeeding wont interfere with...
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    Hi guys...Just a quick update...I recently discovered that they were adding formula to my milk. I was quite upset about this but I discussed with the nurses and they said that because Logan was so...
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    Oh Marcie, that's so sweet, thank you. I really appreciate your support. It's good to hear it from someone whos been through it all.
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    Re: Pumping for Prem baby

    Hi Marcie I tried to BF again today but Logan fell asleep. I'm going to try again later on this evening. (If you think I'm posting at weird times, it's because I'm in Scotland!!). I guess the first...
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    Thanks guys...All your support really helps... Logan tried again yesterday and done much better. He fell asleep a bit though but really seemed to enjoy it. Am I right in thinking that there should...
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    Re: Pumping for Prem baby

    Hi everyone, my baby finally got to try some breastfeeding for the first time. He is now 35 weeks gestation. He was born at 26 weeks so is 9 weeks old. He couldn't latch on for long but did manage to...
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    Hi all, I went to the doctors today and he advised me NOT to take the domperidone. He read in his medical book that lactating women should NOT take it. I'm pretty baffled by this. And I have looked...
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    Re: Pumping for Prem baby

    Hi everyone, I have increased frequency and this seems to be helping. I have also been prescribed something called Domperidone. Does anyone have any experience of this? And does it help? Thanks
    Mandy
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    Re: Pumping for Prem baby

    Thanks for your lovely replies. I'm still expressing!! And getting a little bit more each time, thanks to all your advice! I finally got to to some kangaroo care. It was just wonderful!! I'm so...
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    Re: Pumping for Prem baby

    Hi thanks for replies. I can certainly try to pump about 10 times. How long should I pump each time? Also my right breast gives signficantly less milk than the left one, is this normal? And how...
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    Pumping for Prem baby

    Hi I'm new to this forum. I need some advice about pumping. My baby was born at 26 weeks and has been in NICU for 5 weeks now. I try and pump 5-7 times per day. I average about 20 mls to 40 mls. The...
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