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    Re: Can my baby drink too much?

    Congratulations on his discharge!

    Even though I have heard some medical professionals say babies cannot over-feed themselves, I have also heard that they over-fill their tummy by bottle-feeding,...
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    Re: What to expect with premie...

    Your baby is so fortunate to have a great mom like you!

    My 2nd daughter was a preemie (25 weeker) who is now thriving and growing very well (she is 17mo. old/ 13 1/2 mo. adjusted).

    Our NICU...
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    Re: Iron suppliments

    I hope things will turn out to be better for your son. If you could, arrange for direct blood donation for him (though I hope he won't need the transfusion!!)

    How old is your son? Hope other...
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    Re: Need help BFing 33 Week Preemie

    Wow, you are doing a GREAT JOB:clap

    When I was practicing BFing my DD2 Penga in the NICU, there are days when I tried but could not BF her all day long. I can totally relate to you that we do...
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    Re: Infrequent feedings

    To wake up a sleepy baby, you could try
    getting him naked
    burp him
    change side.

    I was so amazed that burping (I mean REALLY burping) made a big difference while nursing my daughter in the NICU....
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    Re: Bottle bias?

    I was once supported by this community when trying to start breastfeeding my 25 weeker (almost a year ago). Thanks to the data shared by one of the leaders (Karen Gromada), I was able to make my...
  7. Re: pumping for a preemie, is 12oz/day still low?

    Congratulations on your baby! Great to hear that you started kangarooing him two weeks ago:clap

    I used to get somewhere between 13-17 oz/day for my 25 weeker, and that was enough in terms of...
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    Re: Why can't I fill her? Any ideas?

    Sorry to hear that you are going through a tough time:hug

    If I were you, I would get a scale or work with a LC to get the bottom of the problem - to see how much your daughter is getting by BF. ...
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    Re: Throwing In The Towel

    Hello and :welcome

    My DD2 was born at 25 weeks and she was in NICU until more than 2 weeks past her EDD. I felt pretty confident that she would be exclusively breastfed once she would be...
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    Re: supply problems

    Great to hear that you have more energy to pump and that you now have a very good idea that your baby is taking more than before! Reading how hard you are working brought to me tears... You are...
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    Re: supply problems

    Have you thought about supplementing & pumping only every other session ? I read it as a transitional method at one of Kellymom's links (A Guide for Breastfeeding your Premature Baby at Home by...
  12. Re: Breastfeeding Help & Support Needed for 32-weeker

    Congratulations on your precious baby and your success on BF so far. And you deserve lots of :hug:hug:hug. I hope you will feel better soon.

    Don't give up, it's completely worth the effots at...
  13. Re: Baby was in NICU, how do I transition from bottle to exclusively breast feeding?

    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

    Great to hear! Please keep us posted:hug
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    Re: Premie baby

    When my DD2 was learning how to breastfeed, it was a long process, and I felt as if I was fishing. I was all ready, but needed to wait for her to be ready. I can totally relate to you!

    I would...
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    Re: Co Worker Delivers at 7 months

    What a lucky mama to have you as a friend!

    My DD2 is a former 25 weeker (now about 3 months corrected age), who now exclusively breastfeed. Your friend can do it, too :ita

    As for clothes,...
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    Re: Update :)

    :clap Yes, I am so happy for you that you now have the set day for D Day! Also great news that Hayden is doing great:clap

    At this point, I think he will do better and better each day. I am sure...
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    Re: Update :)

    Great news that he will be home soon:clap

    I also was unsure about breastfeeding on demand at home. What helped us was weight check every couple of days (We were lucky our insurance covers nurse...
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    Re: Update :)

    Congratulations! How exciting to be with your baby without worrying about him getting too cold:clap I have been reading your posts and have been cheering for you all along:cheer though I haven’t...
  19. Re: 32 weeker born 12/19 -- when will my milk come in?

    Congratulations on your new baby!

    I thought milk usually comes in between 3-5 days into pumping (for some reasons, my computer is so slow so I could not double-check whether that is true). In...
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    Re: Penga is home! BUT... nursing strike?

    Thank you everyone for reassurance, encouragement, and advices.

    Here is an update.

    Penga seems to be settling into our home slowly but surely. Her reflux seems to be getting worse, but...
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    Re: Penga is home! BUT... nursing strike?

    Penga DOES have reflux. I will try avoiding her getting over-hungry. I noticed that when she is really hungry, she will not go to my breast. Last two feedings, I managed to give her pacifier...
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    Penga is home! BUT... nursing strike?

    Hooray, Penga is home! We took her home on Tuesday (Dec. 11.) We are extremely happy:love

    We are going through a tough time nursing, though. She started to refuse nursing again. She screams and...
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    I have a great hope:-)

    Hello, just wanted to update.

    The day before yesterday, I ended up staying at ICN longer than planned and managed to breastfeed Penga during a 12 hour period. We nursed 5 times w/ only 15ml...
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    Re: Penga's discharge postponed

    Penga had another brady & desat yesterday..... So discharge was postponed again:cry

    I suspect that the brady might be associated with reflux - both minor desats and a major brady happend right...
  25. Re: pumping in ICN - how did you reduce the number of pumping??

    Thank you everyone, for sharing your experience and/or advice!

    The good news is, that I see my milk production started to pick up. I now get a bit more than Penga needs and yesterday was the...
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